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good morning. angry in america. frustrated voters jam internet and phone lines to congress where lawmakers can't seem to reach agreement on the debt ceiling debate. this as house speaker john boehner abruptly postpones a vote on his own plan. we'll go live to capitol hill. no jail. the georgia mother facing more time behind bars for jay walking than the hit-and-run driver who killed her 4-year-old son spared a prison sentence, but she was given a difficult choice. she'll explain that in an exclusive live interview. and olympic tragedy. even as organizers mark the one-year countdown to the 2012 summer games in london, word
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that winter olympian jarrett "speedy" peterson takes his own life. we'll remember him and his amazing acrobatics today, wednesday, july 27th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television and good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm ann curry. as next tuesday's deadline gets closer, it seems the anger is getting louder among many citizens. americans are just fed up with the stalemate. >> and they're letting people in washington know about it. the latest setback came last night when speaker boehner was told by the congressional budget office his proposal would cut spending far less than advertised. now, that fact drew instant criticism from both parties. we'll get the latest from
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washington, and we'll speak to one senator who has been in all the meetings so far. we'll talk to him. also this morning, imagine not being able to go to your child's school functions or coach their sports teams or find certain jobs. a father of four in texas has dealt with that for more than 15 years because he is a registered sex offender. coming up, the story behind what landed him on that list. he's going to be sharing that in a live interview. >> interesting story. it's going to generate a lot of debate. a year away from the opening ceremony of the london olympic games. we'll head there live to check out the celebration that is under way. >> it will be fun to talk about that, but, boy, we have sad news this morning about speedy peterson. he took his own life. he spent a lot of time with us over the years. but he had some demons, matt. we're going to talk about that as we tell you what happened. we're going to begin on this wednesday morning with the growing frustration over the inability of lawmakers to reach a deal on raising the debt ceiling. kelly o'donnell is on capitol
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hill. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, matt. time was already a problem. and now this unexpected setback for speaker boehner and his plan to raise the debt limit and reduce the debt. the number crunchers from the nonpartisan congressional budget office say it didn't add up, the savings were not as great. speaker boehner's team is going back to work to find more cuts just as the public is so increasingly frustrated. [ telephone ringing ] that ringing heard across the capitol is the sound of frustration. >> good afternoon. speaker boehner's office. how may i help you? >> reporter: is the sound of frustration. >> senator durbin's office. may i help you? >> reporter: constituents stuck on hold. >> average wait time is about 60 minutes. >> reporter: while congress is just stuck, unable to for a deal to prevent the country's first ever default. a te defining issue for republicans has been this problem. >> there's more cuts than
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spending, then you have an increase in the debt limit. >> reporter: then a setback on tuesday night. the congressional budget office did the math and found the boehner plan came up short on spending cuts, $150 billion less than expected. speaker boehner responded, this is what can happen when you have an actual plan and submit it for independent review, which the democrats who run washington have refused to do. a real hurdle, house republican blake and top aides went in search of deeper cuts. the vote delayed. more trouble came from an agency that rates the country's credit. appearing on cnbc tuesday night standard & poor's was critical of the boehner plan's two stages for raising the debt limit. >> we could be concerned if we thought that the debt ceiling debate would come back and be opened and we would have to go through all this again and again and again. >> that would be a negative? >> that would be a negative, in our view. >> reporter: the white house urged congress to take the deadline seriously. >> but it is one foot past the graveyard to suggest that this is some sort of game and we're not serious and that the risks
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aren't enormous, because they are. >> reporter: senate democrats have their own plan in the wings, predicting boehner's will fail. >> it's dead on arrival in the senate, if they get it out of the house. >> reporter: boehner is backed by senate republican leader mitch mcconnell, who also said he'd give some more >> i'm prepared to accept something less than perfect to get a deal that can pass. because perfect is not achievable. >> reporter: and that's the dilemma, what to do in so little time left. behind-the-scenes negotiations between the senate and the house continue, and speaker boehner and his team are trying to figure out when they can get a vote. the best guess we have right now is instead of tonight, it will be sometime tomorrow. but we've seen all through this process deadlines seem to slip. matt? >> kelly o'connell on capitol hill this morning. kelly, thank you very much. democratic senator dick durbin of illinois is the assistant senate majority leader. he's played an active role in the negotiations over the past few weeks. senator, good to see you. good morning. >> thanks, matt. >> you've seen the plans, the counterproposals.
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is there anything on paper, on the table, or on the horizon right now, senator, that you think stands a chance of being passed in time? >> yes, i think we're going to solve this, but i can tell you we learned a bitter lesson. on monday night speaker boehner came to the american people and said i have a plan to get us through a crisis and avoid the first default ever on the debt of the united states of america. by yesterday, his plan had been rejected by the ratings agencie: and even by his own caucus. up to 100 republican members said they wouldn't support it. we have to get back to basics here. we've got to understand that we have show a lot of bravery and bluff when we're playing with other people's chips. what's at stake here is a weak economy. we've got to be careful we don't fault into default, raise interest rates and kill jobs across america. >> but john boehner is going to go back to the drawing board and look for deeper cuts in that two-step plan and come back and try and vote on that perhaps tomorrow. do you think it will have widespread support with the additional $150 billion in cuts?
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>> no, i don't. i can tell you that what we're facing here is a republican caucus that is basically showing its political bravery by giving up medicare benefits for elderly people, by increasing the cost for student loans by working families, by cutting money for medical research. there comes a point where we have to stand up and say this country is in a weak position, we need to create jobs, we need to come together with sensible spending cuts. i worked with this gang of six, a bipartisan effort to put everything, underline everything on the table. it's the only sensible way to deal with the deficit. cc1: >> obviosly, the president said if the boehner plan ever gets to his desk, signal that he would veto it. would you advise him to do that, or is that political posturing? >> i can tell you what the president is reflecting. we are told by the rating agencies that you quoted at beginning of the hour that if we don't do something serious and meaningful, if we don't address not only the debt ceiling but
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our debt, we're going to see america's credit rating reduced and interest rates go up. the president doesn't want that to happen. that's a job killer. speaker boehner has to realize this is the more of the cheers from his caucus that he's looking for. we have to lead a nation and put some of these party considerations aside. >> one thing that seems to be crystal clear is that the american people are fed up, after dueling speeches on monday night where the president pointed a finger of blame at the republicans and the speaker of the house pointed a finger of blame at the president, the phone lines lit up in washington, tweets were sent to senators, e-mails. things like that. what are you personally hearing in your office from your constituents on this matter? >> i've been through this many, many times. i can tell you that both sides can generate a lot of telephone calls, a lot of e-mails and a lot of messages. at the end of the day, you've got to decide what is best for this country. and what i'm appealing to speaker boehner to do is to set aside some of the partisan differences. both sides have to come together. both sides have to be willing to
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give. this idea my way or the highway, the old cliche, doesn't work when you have the american economy at stake. >> real quickly, this is not a quick answer, i'm sure, but, don't the american people deserve better than this? i mean -- >> they do. >> -- than the process that we unfortunately are seeing exposed right now? >> absolutely, matt. they look at congress and say this is so dysfunctional, if you can't get it to the and reach an agreement like grown-ups, for goodness' sakes, we may need another team on the field. >> senator dick durbin, thanks for joining us this morning. appreciate it. >> you're welcome. it's 7:09. here's ann. >> thanks. now the tragedy in norway where the names of the victims of those deadly terror attacks are now being made public. nbc's martin fletcher is in oslo again this morning for us with details on this. good morning. >> reporter: hi, ann. good morning. it's taken five days to begin releasing the names of the victims. so much confusion here. the number of dead dropped from the first police announcement of 93 to 76, so that sounds more relief, and all the while norway
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has been hit by shock and confusion. here they say it with flowers. oslo cathedral has been the focus of norway's grief. only now, five days after the bombing and the massacre, are they putting faces to the anguish. names of the victims are being released, mostly politically engaged teenagers. they say here the best of the generation, dead. a dancer, 20-year-old who made it on to "norway's got talent." 19-year-old, a student politician. this man's family called him a big bear, killed while trying to save his friends. some of the victims were immigrants or children of immigrants, the people hated so much by the killer, 32-year-old anders breivik. he used special bullets to explode inside the body. a doctor here said he'd never seen so much internal destruction.
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survivors are traumatized. >> i knew it was over. i knew this was -- i'm going to die now. >> reporter: adrian, 21 years old. >> he also screamed out that he was going to kill us all, that this was the day that we must die. >> reporter: adrian was shot in the neck and shoulder. he played dead. and anders breivik moved on. most of the teenagers had cell phones and called home. anguished parents called the police, and some texted their children throughout the ordeal. the first message from judy, 16 years old, mummy, tell the police to come quick. people are dying here. her mother couldn't leave the kitchen table. she answered, the police know. they've had many calls. give a sign of life every five minutes. julie, we are in fear of our lives. mother, i understand. stay hidden. as minutes dragged by and he killed teenagers one by one. julie texted again, i love you
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even if i still misbehave from time to time. mother, i know that, my darling. we love you very much. that went on for an hour. julie survived, unharmed. now, it's impossible to imagine the anguish in almost 600 homes, the number of young people on island, and in the homes to of their relatives as the news raced across this nation. at least it's all over, bar the trauma. >> martin, thank you. my gosh. what a tragedy. >> haunting e-mail exchange. let us get over to the news desk right now. natalie is standing by with the other headlines of the morning. good morning. >> good morning. good morning, everyone. a suicide bomber in afghanistan assassinated the mayor of kandahar overnight. the taliban claimed responsibility. this as u.s. officials issue new warnings that the death of osama bin laden ratcheted up the risk of anti-american violence worldwide. but counterterrorism and cia officials remain optimistic, saying al qaeda is on the brink of all-out collapse.
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luiz gutierrez has been arrested outside the white house during a protest on immigration policy. it was the second time he was arrested outside a demonstration. he has since been released. meantime, congressman david wu from oregon now says he will resign as soon as the debt ceiling crisis is resolved after allegations of sexual misconduct with an 18-year-old girl. senators are blasting airlines for hiking ticket prices as the faa undergoes a partial shut down, this after congress failed to pass legislation last week to keep the agency fully operational. and while the faa is on hold, airlines are not able to collect ticket taxes which add up to $200 million per week, so they started raising fares without authorization. now let's head to wall street. cnbc's melissa lee is at the new york stock exchange. melissa, good morning. >> good morning to you, natalie. markets continue their slow going lower on worries about the debt ceiling impasse as well as the august 2nd deadline.
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the date to worry about may actually august 15th. some economists and analysts say the treasury has enough cash to meet its obligations through mid-august, including a $23 billion social security payment. meantime, investors will be focusing on doughnuts, not their breakfast but an initial public offering. dunkin' donuts makes its debut under dnkn at $20 a share. natalie? >> thank you. some dramatic rescues overnight from the rising waters from south korea's floods. torrential rain caused a landslide today that killed more than 30 people northeast of the capital. than 30 people northeast of the capital. many of those killed were college students doing volunteer work. a jogger in england is hailed as a hero after he disz covered a woman whose car had slid to the edge of a 300 foot cliff. the woman remained seriously injured in her car for 20 hours until he found her and alerted rescuers. the jogger even climbed down the cliff and stayed perched by her car until authorities could get there to rescue her.
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she is now recovering from her injuries. and could this be the first lady's next dress designer? that's 12-year-old grant miller. and while he may be young, his dresses ooze sophistication beyond his years. his muse, by the way, michelle obama said he is open to seeing the young designer's orchid inspired dress sketched there just for her. i think it looks absolutely gorgeous. she would look beautiful in it. 7:15 right now. let's turn it back over to ann, matt, and al. >> good for him. >> oozes sophistication. >> yes. >> is that sophistication? >> i don't think so. paper towels for that. anyway, let's take a look, see what's happening. we have a risk of strong storms today in parts of the northern we've got a risk of strong storms today in parts of the northern plains, up in the mississippi river valley. could see tornadoes out this, rapid city, down to concordia, thunderstorms firing up. rainfall amounts anywhere from one to three inches of rain.
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some places could pick up five inches throughout central iwachlt rest of the country, sunshine in the northeast with very comfortable conditions, temperatures in the low- to mid-80s, showers through the gulf coast. dallas, texas, getting up to 104. last night they reached the record high minimum. they only got down to 86 degrees in dallas. today will be their 26th day of 100 plus readings. that's what going on around the country, here is what's happening in your neck of the woods. well, we've got quite a difference between the coast and inland right now. seeing mostly clear start over san jose, just beautiful already. meanwhile mostly clear skies, lot of low cloud cover in san francisco. we'll lose is quicker, hence, a warmer afternoon, 85 for redwood city, 75 in santa cruz. if you're already thinking about the weekend, we are around here as well. temperatures will climb to 96 degrees on saturday but just 77 at the coast. >> and that's your latest weather. >> al, thank you very much.
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as we mentioned, the 2012 olympic games in london open a year from right now. but the olympic community is marking it with a very heavy right. jeret "speedy" peterson took his own life on monday. natalie is here with more on this tragic story. we knew him well. >> we did. it was such a tragic loss when we got the news yesterday. this morning his family is saying they're grateful for the incredible support jeret received in his amazing journey. this is actually one of the happier moments, at the top of his game, headed for the vancouver olympics he was hanging out with us and, of course, he earned the silver medal there in vancouver. over the years, i got to know speedy as a friend and he was always brilliant on the sleeps but life would deal hard blows off the slopes. for jeret "speedy" peterson life was sometimes out of control. last friday he was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, going nearly three h
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times over the speed limit in idaho. but the tragic conclusion on monday at just 29 years old the olympic star died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. he called police moments beforehand telling them where they would find his body. this is how jeret peterson will also be remembered, at his finest. performing his signature hurricane, three flips and five twists, which only he could do, living up to the nickname he n'f earned as a kid rksz speedy. at the 2010 vancouver olympics he nailed it. for a silver medal win. >> how did it feel to land that, speedy? >> oh, that was an amazing experience. >> reporter: it was a comeback after his troubles at the 2006 olympics in torino. the blow when he failed to win a medal, and then forced to leave the games early for a drunken altercation while celebrating with the team. >> at the end of the day --
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>> reporter: in an interview before the 2010 games speedy admitted to his wrongs and was ready to prove he learned a painful lesson. >> you were 24 years old in torino. you sound like you matured a lot more. >> i have. >> what do you think was the change? >> i've had a lot of issues in my life that have been challenging for me lately. i don't drink anymore.=)ñ that was a huge one for me. i had some troubles with depression and suicide. >> reporter: it was life's twists and turns that perhaps were the most difficult of all for speedy. at around 18 months old he was sexually abused by a family member. he doesn't remember it but his mother told him about it. he went on to become a victim's advocate. his sister was killed by a drunk driver when she was 5. in 2005 he witnessed a roommate commit suicide. that same year he was charged with breaking into a home and stealing weapons. s7 >> i was trying my best to focus, but unfortunately i
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didn't have the correct tools to try and fix this issue that i had going on. >> reporter: but you would never know speedy carried such an emotional burden. >> who needs olympic4' training whencvh you've got the tango? >> if my coaches knew what i was doing right now. >> reporter: we got to know him over the years. in torino he was with his whole family including his grandmother on the night on the town and he was my personal instructor leading up to vancouver giving me pointers on aerial stunts. in vancouver they joined us for more nighttime fun. always charming with a heart of gold. his anguish deep below the surface. but in the air, when he soared, he found happiness. >> you're 55 feet up there, what are you thinking about? >> it's extremely peaceful. i guess i'm just not good right side up. i have to be upside-down. i like being upside-down in the air. it's something that i've always been naturally comfortable with: >> emily cook, speedy's teammate
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on the u.s. ski team said, quote, in addition to being the incredible athlete that we all knew, speedy was a true friend. his loyalty and commitment to each of his teammates was unwavering and he will be missed by all who knew and loved him. he was such a sweet young man. so charming. he was a self-described adrenaline junkie, two speeds, go and then crash and fall asleep. it was life's quieter moments that got to him. >> one of america's great talents. our thought are with his family. >> you didn't see any of this coming, we didn't when we saw him because that sport, what he did, they're always seen as such free-wheeling, free-spirits, have a good time. and we never got to see -- at least i never got to see that darker side of him, what was going on in his life. >> exactly. >> the morning after he was having such a great time, signing autographs, taking pictures with people. >> a fan favorite. >> definitely.my and a thrill to watch on the slopes. >> yeah. >> thanks, natalie. >> sure. we're back in a moment.
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international in oakland. they said they tried to pull him over but he blew through stoplights, got on interstate 880 northbound at speeds up to 80 miles an hour and lost control at the exit. now, according to a spokesperson for the chp, there were open containers of alcohol in the car. the driver was also not wearing a seat belt. that's the latest reporting live in oakland, i'm christie smith. laura, back to you. >> thank you very much, christie. let's switch gears and get a look at the forecast with christina loren. >> starting to get a little hot especially in the east bay and south bay. 88 in los gatos, 89 in san jose, really comfortable at the coast. 73 in san francisco. as we head throughout the weekend, temperatures keep climbing all the way through saturday. hot inland. but take a look at what you can expect in the city of san francisco, even oakland. upper 70s. gorgeous weather for the beach. i bet 17 will be busy this weekend. see where you're busy with mike. >> highway 4. antioch slow at 13 miles per hour. we show enthusiastic slowing
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7:30 now on this wednesday morning, the 27th day of july, 2011. it's hard to believe, a year away from the opening ceremonies of the london 2012 olympic games. so we're going to be heading to london live this morning. just ahead to talk about that. and we have a lot of people out here on the plaza with beeper foo -- bieber fever. we'll explain that coming up, as well. i'm with matt lauer. coming up just ahead, we have a very serious story that brought a lot of outrage to a lot of people. >> georgia mother facing time
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behind bars after someone else killed her 4-year-old son in a hit and run accident. she was looking at up to three years in prison, even though the driver of the car was sentenced to just six months. now a judge has given that woman that mother, an interesting and difficult choice. we're going to talk to her about that in a live interview coming up. that's right. also, we're going to meet a 12-year-old boy living with a bebe lodged in his brain after his younger brother accidentally shot him in the face. we're going to talk about that and the dangers of bb guns coming up. and then the a father's frustration. a texas man married his high school sweetheart and went on to have four children with her, but because they had sex when they were dating, when she was underage, he landed on the sex ander list. coming up, why he says that is destroying his life. >> all right. but first, let's begin this half hour with that georgia mother who could have spent more time in jail than the hit and run driver who killed her son. we're going to talk to her in just a moment, but first, nbc is
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in marietta, georgia, with the latest on this story. lilia, good morning. >> good morning to you, ann. raquel nelson's attorney was outraged at his client's conviction, now he says he's surprised at an unexpected twist in her case. along with her sentence raquel is being offered a brand new trial. >> if you will stand in the court right now. >> reporter: after facing the loss of her 4-year-old son to a hit and run driver -- >> you are found guilty -- >> reporter: raquel nelson appeared in court yesterday to face her own sentencing in a case that's angered many. in the spring of last year nelson and her three children got off the bus on this road in the atlanta area where options for pedestrians are very few. the closest crosswalk was a third of a mile away, so the family tried to cross four busy lanes of traffic to get home. >> i was trying to hurry up and get home so we wouldn't have to be in the dark. >> reporter: and that's when
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jerry guy struck cc1:them, killing little a.j. and injuring sister.1:nd cc guy, who had a previous conviction admitted to drinking earlier that day. he served six months in prison and was released on probation. >> i know nobody wakes up and says on a day that i'm going to kill a 4-year-old. i've had to forgive that portion of it. however, i think to come after me so much harder than they did him is a slap in the face. >> reporter: a jury convicted the 30-year-old single mother on charges of second degree vehicular homicide, reckless conduct and jaywalking. her attorney was stunned and deeply upset. >> i was shocked, and i was wondering if they had heard the same case that i had heard. >> reporter: the case sparked wide spread outrage, more than 130,000 people petitioned online for leniency. nelson faced the possible three years in prison, but on tuesday a judge gave her the unusual
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choice of community service and serving one year on probation or go to trial again. >> i'm not familiar with this ever happening. the judge took it upon herself to basically grant my client a new trial. i was very pleased with the decision. i think she made the right decision due to the facts in this case. >> reporter: which path nelson will take is still unclear. >> hopefully we can move on from this situation better than we have been. >> reporter: we reached out to prosecutors but they say they can't comment on the ruling because the case is technically still pending. >> thank you so much. raquel nelson is now joining us exclusively once again along with her aunt loretta williams. good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> when you heard the judge say one year probation, what were your emotions? >> one year probation, it was better than jail time, of
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course, so i was just happy to be walking out of the courtroom. >> relieved. >> yes. >> knowing you're going to be able to see your children without having to go back to jail. >> yes. >> the judge went further and offered you an opportunity to go through the trial again. do you want an opportunity to clear your record? >> that would be good, but my options right now, there's a part of me that doesn't really want to go through it again, but by the same token, i think, if i've done it once, then i will do it again. >> it's about a measure of how much faith you have in the system. >> that, also. >> so you're assessing that now. is that fair to say? >> it is. like i say, when she said what she said, it was a relief and i thought it was a wonderful thing. i mean, i probably could have kissed her if i could have.
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but it's a nice chance if i can start over, then that would be great, too, and this process is not over yet, but there will be an end. >> are you counseling, loretta, are you counseling raquel to go through this again? what's your advice to her? you've been with her from the very beginning, i should mention. >> absolutely. i basically -- i'm here for a support system and i'm going to be here with her through the end, just like i have been all along. and basically whatever she decides, i'm going to stand by her and make sure that she gets the support like she's been getting, which is so very thankful to the judge and her decision and we really thank her for that decision. >> do you think she can endure, and i'm speaking about you as if you're not here, but do you think raquel can endure a trial again, knowing her? >> i think my niece is a very, very heroic young lady. she has been very, very strong,
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and she has made herself strong for her other two daughters, my other two nieces. and i just look at her as a champion at this point. >> i know this case has brought out an outpouring of support. lilia just reported on that. is there a takeaway after all you've been through that i suppose to some degree compensating for you? is there any sort of peaceful place you can get to based on what's happened? >> yes. just the fact that the judge exercise such leniency in a situation, it gave me a hope that the justice system may not fail and the outpouring of support and everything has really been excellent throughout the situation and has helped hold me up and my family up.
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no one should go to the bottom. you have to go up. >> so you're going up. >> yes. >> how long do you have to make your decision? >> i think a month. >> 30 days. >> yes. 30 days. >> all right. well, i guess we'll find out what you have to say. we look forward to hearing what your decision is. but no matter which way it goes, i can see that there's a smile on your face. >> yeah, yeah. >> which people have been wishing for you. raquel, thank you so much for speaking to us. loret loretta, thank you for speaking to us. now, let's get a check of the weather from al. >> thanks so much, ann. we've got a beautiful morning. blue skies. d thanks so much, ann. a beautiful morning, blue skies. our friends a oswego, new york, harborfest. >> starts tomorrow. >> a great festival up near central new york, right near lake ontario, harborfest. let's show you what's happening as far as your weather is today.edcc1:
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we're watching the tropic, off the western tip of cuba. could become a tropical depress, west northwest at 15. could move into the gulf and bring much needed rain to the gulf coast. look at these temperatures. hundreds continuing from texas into oklahoma. 90s through the gulf coast, showers in the southeast. we're also looking at a risk of strong storms in the mid mississippi river valley, clouds in the pacific northwest, 71 in seattle. 73 in los angeles, 104 in phoenix, arizona. that's what going on around the country, here is what's happening in your neck of the woods. good middle of the week to you. yeah, wednesdays can be tough but your weather today won't be all that bad. it starts to get hot as we get closer to the weekend. a live look shows you how clear it is inland, a lot of fog on the coast. 73 later in san francisco, 77 in oakland, 86 degrees in fremont as we head through the next few days, we gradually warm up all the way through saturday. if you're looking for great weather this weekend, hit the
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beach, 77 on saturday. >> don't forget you can check your weather any time of the day or night on the weather channel on cable or weather.com online. ann? >> al, thank you. and coming up next, the 12-year-old who was accidentally shot by his brother with a bb gun. now the bb is lodged in his brain. it's a cautionary tale for parents, right after this. [ female announcer ] there's stuff around your house. but we don't make stuff. we make ovens. dual fuel double ovens. and they bake so evenly, so perfectly, that now, delicious is something you can depend on. we only make things for one room. the best room. your kitchen. we're devoted to it, delighted by it, and you can feel it in everything we make. nobody knows the kitchen like kitchenaid. for his dentist, the choice is clear. fact is, more dental professionals brush
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we're back now at 7:43 with the mother's warning of the dangers of bb guns. this is a lesson she learned firsthand when one of her sons accidentally shot his older brother with a gun they thought was broken. jana has their story. good morning to you. >> matt, good morning to you. you can buy a bb gun at a store like this, but people often think of them as toys because you can also get them at places like department stores and because they're often used by kids. but this is not all fun and games. this morning a family's heartbreaking story and a
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warning to parents everywhere. >> harder? >> yeah. >> reporter: he should be out swimming or playing with his friends, like any other 12-year-old on summer break. but instead, tommy gallagher is spending long exhausting days inside a rehab center, just trying to get his life back. >> it's frustrating because when i turn my arm to move, it doesn't move. and the same thing with my toes and my fingers and my thumb and my ankle. >> reporter: tommy lost movement in his left arm and leg after his 9-year-old brother accidentally shot him with a bb gun, just under tommy's eye. >> i heard a scream. it was like a scream i had never heard before. >> reporter: janice gallagher found the boys playing and frightened in their bedroom. she said there was blood but it looked like the bb had only grazed tommy. but the next day tommy said he
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couldn't move his arm or leg. a cat scan confirmed what doctors feared, the bb entered tommy's skull and now lodged on the right side of his brain which controls the left side of his body. so deeply embedded there was more risk to his life by trying to get it out. it's considered inoperable. >> the guns are sold as toys but they're not toys, they're ep withes and can cause serious injury. they need to be locked up just like any weapon, a coalt .38. >> reporter: tommy is regaining function but they don't know if he will fully recover. >> you've come a long way. >> reporter: his case is not an isolated one. last year more than 8,000 children and teens were injured by bb guns. >> i think parents are thinking of them as toys and they're letting their kids, like me, keep them in the house, and it's a weapon. there's a lot of damage that can be done, and tommy is obviously evidence of that. >> go, go, go, go, go.
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good job. >> reporter: small victories along the way. there are still weeks, perhaps months, of intense therapy still ahead. a young life changed in a moment, amid a warning to all. and tommy's younger brother jamie who is 9 obviously feels terrible about what happened. now in the u.s. bb guns are not classified as firearms and in most states they are legal for all ages to use. but, matt, as we saw in this case, they can cause very serious damage. >> they sure can. important information. thank you very much. up next, we're going to go live to london as the city marks a year and counting for the 2012 olympic games. but first, these messages. [ male announcer ] this is the network. a network of possibilities. excuse me? my grandfather was born in this village. [ automated voice speaks foreign language ] [ male announcer ] in here, everyone speaks the same language. ♪ in here, forklifts drive themselves.
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2012 olympics. the question this morning is how is the city fairing with just 365 days to go until it hosts the world's best athletes and millions of fans. nbc's peter alexander has the lucky job of being in london this morning. pete, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. we hope the sun sticks around for another year as well. the folks here are saying that while the countdown is under way they are also bang-on schedule in terms of construction for next summer's games. the olympic stadium behind us is complete. the aquatic center is being unveiled for the first time today. laters this afternoon they will show the medals to be handed out that summer. as london likes to say, this city is ready for the greatest party on earth. surrounded by some of the world's most iconic landmarks, from big ben to buckingham palace, london's historic sideline is getting an olympic makeover, preparing to once again serve as an international stage. >> a big competition or a big
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sporting event, you know, we celebrate in the right way. >> reporter: among the heavily anticipated venues woven in the british capital, the horse guard's parade. a site where billions watched william and kate ride home on their wedding day this spring will host beach volleyball next summer. today it's being prepped for a test event. more than 4,000 tons of sand will arrive just in time for what's being touted as the game's crown jewel, right on the queen's doorstep. >> what kind of challenge is this for you guys? >> putting it on the white house lawn, maybe, is about the same challenge. >> reporter: the upcoming games will make london the only city in the world to host the olympics three times. the first was 1908 and again 40 years later. this go-around athletes will compete in a total of 34 olympic venues, some like the lawns of wimbledon, home to tennis, are among the most celebrated sites in all of sports. many others, including the
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state-of-the-art aquatic center, are ready for their own shock to host history. in 2012, the new olympic stadium, with rocks from the rising track sensation. >> what does it mean for a british athlete to perform in her first olympics on her home soil? >> you know what, it's a big thing for me, especially when i put that vest on. have the great britain supporters behind me. i'm excited. >> reporter: less than an hour away the american invasion has already begun. the white water center, home of the kayak and canoe event. when you look at this course and think a year out, what fires you up? >> i love this course. it's big white water, americans historically are good at white water. >> reporter: to test the waters and put one of the lead appreciated works to ourselves, brent kyle invited a novice on board. your best advice is what? >> the less you do, the better we are.
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good morning to you. it's 7:56. i'm laura garcia-cannon. a fireball fueled by a load of plastic, this morning firefighters still dousing out the hot spots after a massive fire tore through a plastic factory near travis air force base in fairfield. workers using an open flame in a storage area may have sparked that flame that burned for hours at macros plastic. tuesday afternoon thick black smoke spewed from the factory all over the neighborhood as far as 45 miles away. air experts and law enforceme environmentalists in the area. voluntary evacuation orders in the air have since been lifted.
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thief made ound carcc1: off with mompb jure than just t. he also has pricey giants memorabilia. this man may be the car thief. he was caught on camera outside mcdonald's on california boulevard. car's owner says he was inside when getting a cup of coffee when a man hopped into the car and took off. back, autographed bats arnold balls signed by willie mccovey. license plate on the screen. 7:57, let's take a look at the forecast with meteorologist christina loren. >> good morning to you. starting to warm up where places are shining like sunnyvale, 56 in san francisco. cloud deck already starting to break apart except for over your local bridges. it's going to take some time. i think by noon we'll see clearing in that aemplt 56 right now in fremont, you're headed towards the mid-80s lateroon
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today. fremont 86. meanwhile upper 80s in places like concord and livermore. we'll continue to climb all the way through saturday. let's get a look at your drive with mike. better news. 29th avenue, the off-ramp is cleared, at least it's open. restricted traffic flow off because of the continued police activity. showing south of there a new accident on 880. a live shot past the coliseum. the right, northbound side jammed up a motorcycle accident there at the 66th avenue overcrossing chl overcrossing. see slows in both directions because of people slowing down to look. check out nbc bay area morning news on facebook. another update in half an hour. ♪
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there's a back story here because his crime is having sex with his future wife when he was 19 and she was just 16. he says the label has ruined his life, and we'll be talking to him and his wife coming up about it. >> what a controversial topic. changing gears. we have all done a cross word puzzle or two. never finished one. jenna bush hager caught up with a man behind some of the toughest cross word puzzles in the world, actually made a special "today" puzzle just for us. jenna is going to show us that in just a little bit. before we go any further, let's go inside. natalie morales standing inside at the news desk. >> the house could vote tomorrow on speaker john boehner's plan to temporarily raise the nation's debt ceil for six months to prevent a default. the vote was delayed so boehner
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would rework the plan. president obama already said he would veto it. police in norway detonated the farm. officials believe breivik used fertilizer and a bomb set off in oslo last friday during a spilling spree that left at least 76 people dead. the former libyan intelligence agent convicted of killing 270 people on panam flight 103 over scotland back in 1988 appeared at a rally tuesday in support of embattled libyan leader moammar gadhafi. convicted bomber was released from a scottish jail back in 2009. he is said to be dying of prostate cancer. police in utah say three-time olympic freestyle skier jeret "speedy" peterson took his life monday in a remote canyon. he won a silver medal at last year's vancouver games with his patented hurricane whmaneuver.
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he was 29 years old. the florida judge who presided over casey anthony trial ordered a three-month cooling off period before he will agree to make the names of anthony's jury public. he's working to ensure the juror's safety after some received death threats. and now here's brian williams with a look at what's coming up tonight on nbc "nightly news." brian? >> natalie, good morning. coming up tonight, first of all, we're in washington and tonight we're going to have the story of a great place for the great name closing down. walter reed treated so many of our soldiers, our presidents over the years. the story of this institution closing its doors. that and more when we see you tonight. >> all right, thank you, brian. and now for a look at what's trending today. what has you talking online, fans are choosing to remember singer amy winehouse through her music. the "back to black" album is back on the billboard top ten and online downloads of
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individual tracks are up 2,000% led by the single "rehab." football fans are googling their favorite nfl team to learn about training camps, new players, and ticket sales now that it's over. the sales shot up 332% the day the lockout ended. and the debt crisis in washington is giving youtube regular a new lease into rap. ♪ >> need a little more hip-hop on the little? i don't know. sounds good. 8:04 right now. let's go back outside to al with a check of the weather. >> i can see senator reid and john boehner rapping. that could be good. we've got a cutie here. who is this. >> elizabeth. >> where are you from. >> georgia. >> how old is she? >> 1-year-old today. >> elizabeth, thanks so much. let's see what's happening for your weather today. pick city today happens to be
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pittsburgh, pa. wpxi 11, sunny, warm. high of 84 degrees today. we have strong storms moving across minnesota and on into wisconsin with some torrential downpours. showers down through the gulf coast and the southeast. we're looking at beautiful weather through the west coast. 73 in los angeles today. risk of strong storms moving into chicago later tonight. 92. beautiful here in the northeast. 84 in boston. 86 degrees in new york city. dc going to be along the toasty side. temperature, 92 degrees. nice friends here at bieber fever on we've got a pretty solid deck of clouds situated over the city. above the clouds, you can see that the sun will shine through. mostly clear conditions. by 11:30 today. that's what we're expecting in san francisco. it's clear meanwhile in the south bay.
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freshman cheerleader. >> it wasn't uncommon for freshmen to date seniors. >> reporter: but then the couple decided to take their relationship to another level. >> we talked about it. we decided to have sex. >> reporter: frank was 19. nicky 15. but the age of consent in texas was 17. after an angry argument, nicky's mom reported frank to the authorities. he was arrested and charged with statutory rape as part of a plea deal to avoid jail time he pled guilty, was sentenced to seven years probation and had to register as a sex offender. >> i don't know what to do. i was like, wow, am i ever going to get to see her again? >> reporter: when nicky was old enough they got married. today they're together with their four girls, but frank still has sex offender status. he can't coach the girl's soccer team because he was near kids. >> i understand punishment, breaking the law. you have to be punished for it. but for the rest of your life?
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>> reporter: there may be hope for the family. starting in september texas will modify the sex anoffender law. frank will be able to petition the state to get him off the registry. they say people across the country should look at sex offender law sdpls we may be concerned about kids from getting involved too young. >> reporter: in the eyes of the law what frank and nicky did years ago was wrong. they say if that's the case, they're certainly not alone. nbc news, caldwell, texas. >> frank and nicky rodriguez's story is detailed in this month's issue of "marie claire." they are here along the robin sacks, a sex crimes prosecutor and criminal defense attorney. good morning to all of you. this happened when your 19, you were 15. did you imagine when you went through this and lived through this episode in your life back at 19 years old that 15 or 20
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years later this would still be something you were dealing with? >> no, i had no idea. i figured, you know, i would have a probation period a few years. i had no idea it would follow me for the rest of my life. >> this has changed your life, the way you carry yourself, the way you present yourself to these and the way they present themselves to you. what's been the greatest impact? >> the greatest impact -- >> that you have to explain yourself to everyone that you meet, everyone that you come in contact with. wondering if people have seen him on the hedge industry. >> registry. >> talking about you behind your back. >> do all of your friends know about this or some might be finding out about this based on the magazine article and this interview? >> we thought that everyone knew. but once the article came out,
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we realized there were a lot of people in our hometown that had no idea. >> you have four children, frank. they have friends. when their parents hear about this story, do you have people in your neighborhood who don't want their children to be around you? >> i haven't came across anybody who has said anything about it. i wouldn't know. >> we wondered at one time there was a neighbor whose kids came over every day to play and all of a sudden they just stopped coming. i wondered if they had -- >> kind of second-guessing you, you constantly find yourself doing. this story is going to generate a lot of comments. and there are going to be two sides to this. some people are going to say, yes, what happened back then was wrong. he did something that he should not have done, but it was consensual sex and people should be allowed to move on because they are a legitimate couple, they've gotten married and had
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four kids. and there are others who say, you know what, the law is the law is the law and he broke it and the law says he should register as a sex offender. do you understand both sides of this? >> yeah, i understand both sides. >> it shouldn't be a one size fits all. >> so, in other words, the law in your opinion is being placed on this too specifically? >> yes. >> you're a former sex crimes prosecutor, robin. what's your opinion on this? >> i take issue, the law is not the law is the law is the law. there are people out there who have discretion and choices at enforcing the law, that's cops, das, judges. in a situation when i was in a da's office i would say this is a mom trying to use the legal system to parent instead of having a conversation. and once you open that pandora's box of the legal system then there are consequences and the consequence here has been a scarlet letter that is following him in a case where no one would
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expect someone in this situation to be registered. >> so you don't feel that he should be on the same list as someone who forcibly rapes a woman or a child, which he's on the same list. >> that's exactly right. and the idea behind the list is it's supposed to show who the worst of the worse people out there. it's a tool that we as parents use to protect our kids and it's supposed to specify this person society, rcc watch out. when someone is looking at that list they are not expecting mr. rodriguez to be there. >> all right. we're going to ask our audience what they think about this. and frank and nicky, i appreciate you being here. robin, as well. we're going to find out more about what our audience feels tomorrow. so the question is, do you think frank should be labelled a sex offender? logon to today.com. take part in our online poll. we'll share the results of that tomorrow morning. up next, jenna bush hager campes up with the king of cross words ter this. hi parents, it's going to be such a big school year. your kids will each take care of our class hamsters, lewis & clark.
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more than 50 million americans, at least occasionally, complete crosswords. i sat down with the king of the modern puzzle, will shorts, ak, the editor of "the new york times" crossword to discuss, what else, all things puzzles. 7 down, 14 across, black and white grids in clever clues. those puzzline iing and often challenging crossword puzzles. >> italian style. >> reporter: meet will short, editor of "the new york times" crossword since 1993. his name is synonymous with these puzzles. his icon status, an appearance on "the simpsons." >> "new york times" crossword editor will shortz. >> we're faced with problems every day in life. and we just mull through the best we can. the human puzzle like the crossword or a sunuku, when you
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fill in the last square, it's perfection. >> reporter: it first appeared in the new york world in 1913. it was also simon & schuster's first published book, pencil included. arts and pop culture, shortz makes sure he stays current and playful. just this month, 23 across, matt in the morning. this one we know. l-a-u-e-r. shortz is a true word offe. >> i love to read them. i love to learn new words. my favorite new word is ucalegon. >> reporter: he's also the only person in the world who has a degree in nameatology, definition, all things puzzles. >> the course i took was on 20th century american word puzzles. >> a few raised eyebrows.
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>> what are you going to do with a degree in puzzles, yeah. >> reporter: he made a career in what most consider a hobby. it's only fitting that i ask what inquiring people want to know. do you do it in pencil? >> pencil, daily newspaper, pen. >> i'm a mechanical pencil girl myself. what do you think about googling the answers, is that cheating? >> my answer is, it's your puzzle. sorvel it anyway you like. >> monday starts off a little easier and every day they get slightly harder? >> that's right. monday is the easiest puzzle on the week. friday and saturday is the hardest. saturday is the killer. >> reporter: for word wizards everywhere, they strength then memory. >> every time we engage our brain in a challenging activity, profound changes can occur. nd it actually changes thecc1: physical structure of the brain, so it's so important to stay mentally active. >> reporter: and those with the puzzle addiction, there is a place for you. >> i'm whit from vancouver, bc.
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>> hi, i'm leslie, i'm from portland, maine. >> reporter: for nearly 175 years national puzzlers league convention has brought puzzle enthusiasts together. >> a lot of people have said when they come to their first convention it's like finding a lost tribe. >> when you tell your friends in brooklyn, i'm going to a puzzling convention, what's the reaction you typically get? >> a little bit of eye roll. >> you can't necessarily get this in your real life. this group, this community satisfies a need, almost an itch, almost a compulsion that we can only really seek out with each other. >> reporter: more than just telling out letters and boxes, here's a hint to why they seek those challenges. >> you finish a tough puzzle, you feel you've succeeded, you've accomplished something, and you feel on top of the world for a few seconds before you go on to the next puzzle.
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>> and, you guys, will shortz created a puzzle just for us. >> wow. >> yay. >> we thought maybe for all those puzzle solvers we could try to solve it right now. it's on our website as well. >> okay. >> if you miss these, you go -- >> it's monday. >> he played himself in 2009 in "land of the lost" where he ended up with a violent competition with will ferrell. >> oh, oh, oh. >> lauer. >> she began a news in the bronx and made her own clothes and made to dance. >> tap dance. >> that would be natalie. >> that's amazing. >> 48 across. she scored first place on her arizona bar exam in 2002. >> natalie. >> okay. >> savannah. >> let's go to 23 down. he once hosted the msnbc game show, "remember this." >> nobody does.
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>> and finally, in 2007, she bungee jumped off the transporter bridge in middl middlesboro, england. >> why would you do that? >> no, no. good morning to you. it is 8:26 right now. i'm laura garcia-cannon. this morning a 13-year-old boy is in the hospital after being stabbed in the back while walking his dog. the boy and a friend were walking near eric son park when two other teenage boys went up to them and asked if the pair were in a gang. police say when the boy said no, the teens knocked him down and stabbed him several time in the back. he should be releasespital inthe hospital in aew days. 8:26 right now. weather and traffic after this.
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good morning to you. we're still looking pretty good inland. the contour map tells the story where you see the deep green. that's where we have the marine layer. 54 degrees as a result in oakland versus 61 in concord under full sunshine. it's going to be down right warm, not quite hottiest in the east bay valley. 89 in san jose. 90 back on the map for gilroy and 73 degrees in san francisco and we keep on climbing. keep on warming up all the way
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into the this weekend. let's get your drive right now with mike. >> unexpected changes for oakland. a live shot at the coliseum itself, northbound at 66. that's the overcrossing just under ten minutes ago. eight minutes ago, in fact. we've seen this completely smooth out over the last eight minutes through the area. back at the maps, you see this approaching the coliseum, still very slow out of hayward towards san leandro and up into downtown. both directions across the span, laura, back to you. >> thank you so much, mike. 8:29. for the latest updates, check out nbc morning news on facebook. another update ihalf an hour. n
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8:30 on this wednesday morning, july 27, 2011. have we mentioned that the 2012 olympic games are now just a year away? now we have, our plaza has been taken over by some of the young men and women who hope to represent the united states in london for those games, and in just a moment, we'll be hearing more. >> actually, we will also be
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speaking to the man i think you're going to be seeing in just a second. michael phelps, one of the most decorated olympians of all time. he is coming to us from shanghai, where he is competing in the world champions. we'll speak to him about that and his thoughts on london as well. >> and then inside for a great concert with the hard-driving rockers 3 doors down. >> this friday, a concert to remind you about. journey fans, come on down, bring your '80s self down journey will be here to rock the plaza. and choices for songs for you to pick. for them to play. "separate ways," "phatful f"fa and "lights," text 1, 2, or 3, to 622629. >> first, let's welcome rachel
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weise. a new movie called out of whistleblower." this is already getting oscar buzz. how are you feeling about it, given especially the topic? >> i'm really excited for people to see it. it's a thriller. one of my favorite kind of genres. it's much in the vain of erin brokovich. it's a true story of an ordinary woman who did an extraordinary thing. i love stories like this. >> she is from nebraska, a police officer. ended up becoming a peace keeper in bosnia. you want to give us a hint of what she uncovered? >> she went over to bosnia to earn some money, hired by a private contracting company, working for the u.n. and she went in all innocence to help the people there, and she started to uncover this huge scandal, and as the plot unraveled, she goes deeper and deeper into the layers of deceit
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and basically involves a sex trafficking scandal, so pretty intense stuff. >> in fact, you read the script when you were pregnant with your child awhile ago, and at that time it was too much to take on. what brought it back to you? >> i read the script 2006, when i was pregnant with my son. and it was too -- i couldn't cope with it at that moment. but the strange thing was, i never forgot about it, and two years ago i called up the producer and i said you know the script? and it came back to me, and it stayed with me. >> so good in this film. >> and not being from this country, you channel your inner midwesterner. >> big boots help and it's based in a new ex-nebraska cop. i got to hang out with her. >> can we hear your nebraska accent? >> oh, don't make me do it.
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>> she'll do her british xwernatixwer impersonation if you want. >> it's really bad. >> the movie called "the whistle blower." opening on august 5th in new york and los angeles. >> mr. roker, a check of the weather. >> beautiful weather in the northeast. fabulous. risk of strong storms in parts of nebraska and into wisconsin. clouds in the pacific northwest, for tomorrow, rain continues in the gulf coast. a slight risk of strong storms from the dakotas into michigan and parts of ohio. beautiful weather in the northeast. a little warmer, not so bad. the heat returns into the mid-atlantic states. sizzling through the southwest good morning. it's wednesday and we are socked in request the fog at the coast. the fog is breaking apart and letting the sunshine through.
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this is what san francisco will look like later today. already seeing a gorgeous day shaping up there. as we head throughout the weekend, we really start to warm up. 96 degrees on saturday. inland cities, the warmest triple digits.: 77 degrees at the coast and then level off next week. ay or night on weather channel, on cable or weather.com on line. coming up, a familiar face. we're talking about michael phelps, helping us kick off our countdown to the london olympics. a year away but, first this is [ male announcer ] brace yourself for the big, bold taste of a subway® bbq pulled pork sub. tender, succulent slow-cooked pork with sweet and smoky barbecue sauce, all on freshly baked bread. subway. eat fresh®.
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we're back at 8:37 with today's countdown to london. the 2011 olympic games get under
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way a year from now. and our plaza is taken over by a bevy of gymnasts hoping earn a trip to london. first, though, let's head to shanghai. michael phelps is in china for the world championships. good morning. nice to see you. >> thank you. how are you, matt? >> i'm doing well, michael. a huge satellite delay. first, let me say congratulations. you just got out of the pool after competing in the 200 meter butterfly. an event you won. were you pleased with your performance? >> i was. you know, i think so far it's been -- i guess a pretty good meet. i'm making steps in the right direction to get me ready for next year and something i'm very pleased about. >> do you think you'll arrive, michael, in london for the olympic games with the same amount of attention you were receiving before beijing and the same sized target on your back
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that you had before those games? >> i don't know. you know, i think that's just a question that will be answered with time. you know, i think right now, i think i'm more relaxed than i was leading into 2008, and, you know, i think i'm just enjoying everything. i'm having fun, and, yeah, taking everything in for the last year. >> the program that you set up for yourself and decided to gaf go after in beijing was enormously hard and took a toll both physically and emotionally. are you gearing up for anything close to that in london? >> it won't be. but, i think after this week i'll be able to have some kind of idea of what kind of schedule i'm going to do. after this, it will give me a
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better idea of where we stand and what we need to change going into next year. >> i want to make sure i understand your competition for london. i saw a picture that i think was taken a little bit earlier, michael, of you in a warmup pool, and i want to put that up for our audience, it shows you wearing i think that's an australian swim suit. you will be competing for the u.s. in 2012, right? >> oh, come on. i will. it was funny, i had no warmup suit yesterday, and amen sullivan, an australian competitor, a friend of mine, had -- he had one, and i was kind of late getting into the water, so i just kind of sucked it up and put it on and tried to take care of what i had to do. >> and i have a feeling that's the last time you'll ever see that photo michael phelps joining us from shanghai where he's competing in the world
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championships. thank you for joining us. catch the world championships from shanghai this saturday and sunday 1:00 p.m. eastern on nbc, nightly p.m. on universal sports. >> poor michael. the u.s. gymnastics team high hopes for 2012. are you looking at 23-year-old alisha sacrimon. she won a silver in beijing. good morning. >> good morning. >> that was amazing. you came out to compete for the london games, came out of retirement. what sparked that the decision? >> i competed in 2008 in beijing and i didn't have my personal best performance, so i decided to come back and give it one more go before i was too old. >> just 24 years old, darling. that's old for the sport? >> it is. our peak age is 16 to 18. i'm a little over the hill. >> oh, come on. look at those arms. makes me want to work out.
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did you well at the recent world championships. how did that help your confidence? >> 2010 world was great. i won vault and got silver as a team. a really successful trip. >> and you want to have some fun. tea and crumpets, the whole nine yards. >> it will be business first and we'll play after. >> thank you for talking2mq to . we're rooting for you. thank you for being with us this morning. and now let's go to natalie. >> thank you, ann. jonathan horton, another familiar face from beijing, training for london. he won the silver on the horizontal bar and member of the men's team that won bronze, and since then he graduated from college, gotten married. john, good morning. good to have you here. >> great to be here. i'm really excited. >> topped off the silver, with medals at the world cup, back-to-back american titles.
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how hungry are you for gold in london? >> very hungry. we have a packed couple month coming up. next 12 months before the games are crazy. we'll be back here in new york for the at&t american cup. really excited. a lot of big things before london. >> definitely. a year to get ready for it, and in good form. meanwhile, you actually got married right after the beijing olympics to a doctor. so always good to have a doctor, especially if your line of the work. right? >> my wife works really hard and great to have her as a support system and i support her in what she does, medical school. it's great. we work really well together. >> how has it changed how you are as a competitor, being married? >> luckily, she was a gymnast. she knows what it's like. >> she gets it. >> she understands the training that goes into it and she's there to be my support system and it's great to have my wife be there to help me out.
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>> you want to show me somethinging. women don't compete in the pommel. what's the trick? there we go i got this. savannah, over to up. >> natalie, courageous. up on the beam right now is jordan weaver from dewitt, michigan. just turned 16 years old, about to enter her junior year in high school. she won the 2011 american cup, first senior level international olympics competition. you look great. congratulations. i know you dominated junior gymnastics, just won the 2011 american champions. how did that feel to compete against some of the best in the world? >> it was great. it was my first meet as a senior, and i wanted to come out strong. >> about to be a junior in high school. did people treat you differently? >> a little bit. it was great to come back to congratulations.
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>> you have been a gymnast since you were four years old. do you like the competition? does it scare you, or do you thrive on it? >> i definitely thrive on the competition. i love being out there competing, showing off what i train for every single day. >> do you have a favorite event? >> beam is definitely my favorite event. it has been since i was little. and i love going up there, and competing, all of the challenge and skill. >> are you excited about going to london? how hard will you be working? >> i will definitely be working very hard. preparing for the championships this summer. it's an important goal of mine. >> i hear you love pedicures. it's tough on the toes. should we find a good pedicure place in london. >> definitely. i love getting pedicures. >> great to see you. we happy all of our athletes make it to the olympics. next big competition will be the american cup -- excuse me, the visa championships on nbc on
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august 20th. live coverage begins on that saturday. thank you so much. and coming up, a live performance from 3 doors down. first this is "today" on nbc.
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the toyota concert series on "today" brought to you by toyota. >> mississippi rocker three doors down have sold more than 16 million albums worldwide. their newest relief "time on my life" is adding to that total and quickly climbing the charts. three doors town, pat arnold, todd harold, chris henderson and krig upchurch on drums. good morning. great to see you here. time of your life, are you still having the time of your lives? >> we are, man. having the time of our lives. just getting better. >> 15 years. when you look at a lot of bands they have trouble surviving together more than two or three years.
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you guys have had your ups and downs. what makes it work with this group? >> you know what makes it work with this group is we're all brothers. we've all grown up together and from the same hometown in mississippi. there's not a guy in this band, aside from the drummer and i've known him long enough, we've all known each other so long i don't remember not knowing them. we all played tee ball together. i can't imagine doing this with anybody else except my brothers. >> when you look back over 15 years what are you most proud of? >> i think the thing i'm most proud of is our fans. we have the best fans in the world. as far as something we've accomplished as a band is a better life foundation. we've been -- we're the catalyst for it but it still all comes from our fans. we've had a chance to do a lot of good things for people down on the mississippi gulf coast and we've watched a lot of things come out of that situation. >> what are you going to sing for us now? >> "every time we go," which is a new single off of our new album "the time of our life."
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>> all right. ladies and gentlemen, three doors down. ♪ ♪ ♪ every time you go you take a part of me ♪ ♪ a part of me ♪ every time you go i feel it in my soul ♪ ♪ every ♪ every yeah ♪ every time you go i'm where i
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♪ every every ♪ every time you go before it used to be ♪ you were in my arms ♪ ♪ every time you go you take a part of me ♪ ♪ a part of me with you ♪ i'm there with you in your heart no matter how far apart we are ♪ ♪ you're with me everywhere you go ♪ ♪ every time you go you take a part of me ♪ ♪ a part of me with you ♪ every time you go ♪ i feel it in my soul ♪ every time you go you take a
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part of me ♪ ♪ a part of me with you ♪ every time you go i feel it in my soul ♪ ♪ every time you go ♪ before it used to be ♪ you were in my arms ♪ every time you go you take a part of me ♪ ♪ a part of me with you ♪ every time you go >> 3 doors down, the new album is called "time of my life." we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. [ female announcer ] they've been off limits to dieters
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work, after your local news. good morning to you. i'm laura garcia-cannon. a trial begins today of a los gatos woman having sex with a 16-year-old boy. sarah cole is charged with
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you can't truly know its wants...its needs...its dreams. ♪call 1-800-steemer. good wednesday morning to you. temperatures are climbing nicely where the sun is out. 62 degrees in livermore versus 56 in san francisco. we're headed towards about 73 degrees at 4:00 p.m. that's the warmest day of the year. not hot in places like san jose. 89 degrees. it will get hotter as we get closer to the weekend. by saturday, up to 96 degrees inland. back to you, laura. well, enjoy today.
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thank you foe very much. for the latest updates, check out nbc bay area morning news on facebook. another local news update in half an hour. see you then. beth! hi. looking good! you've lost some weight. thanks! you noticed! you know these clothes are too big now, so i'm donating them. not going back there again. good for you! how'd you do it? eating right, whole grain.
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what else? >> that music is making me stand up taller. what else is coming up in this half hour? >> we've got a look ahead to our money 911 segment. we've got, of course, answers to all of your financial problems. anything from building your credit score, even if you've never had one, to the best investment if you're giving a gift of money to a baby. make sure it's clean. >> all right. and in today's health we're going to talk about health problems that we're all too embarrassed to talk about, chronic bad breath, maybe you sweat too much or you drool when you sleep. it could be a sign of a deeper disorder. we'll talk about that and the treatment methods. >> and those products you try to check out, dealing with cellulite or your eyelashes. >> yes. >> we're going to talk about how through all of these advertisements you don't know which ones actually work. we're going to put them to the test and give you the 411 on
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that. >> the general we put them to the test. >> i love looking at you when i said that. >> you look fantastic, by the way. let's go inside to natalie morales at the news desk. >> good morning to you once again. good morning, everyone. the capital of norway remains on edge this morning following friday's massacre by self-confessed killer anders breivik. today part of the main transportation center was evacuated after an abandoned suitcase was found in the area. no explosives were found inside. at the same time, though, now we are learning more about some of the victims. nbc's martin fletcher is ins a lo with more. good morning, martin. >> reporter: natalie, good morning. it's taken five days to begin releasing the names of the victi victims. so much confusion here. announced from 93 to 76, some relief, and all the while norway has been gripped by shock and confusion. here they say it flowers.
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oslo cathedral has been the focus of norway's grief. only now five days after the bombing and the massacre are they putting faces to the anguish. names of the victims are being released, mostly politically engaged teenagers. they say here the best of a generation. dead, a dancer, 20-year-old who made it on to norway's "got talent." 19-year-old halle, a student politician. this boy's family called him a big bear, killed trying to save his friends. some of the victims were immigrants or children of immigrants, whom people hated so much by the killer, 32-year-old anders breivik. he used special bullets to explode inside the body. a doctor here said he had never seen such internal destruction. survivors may be traumatized. >> i knew it was over. i knew this was -- i'm going to die now. >> reporter: adrian, 21 years
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old. >> screamed out that he was going to kill us all, that this was the day that we must dionne. >> reporter: adrian was shot in the neck and shoulder. he played dead. and anders breivik moved on. most of the teenagers had cell phones and called home. anguished parents called police. and some texted their children throughout the ordeal. the first message from judy, 16 years old. mummy, tell the police to come quick. people are dying here. her mother couldn't leave the kitchen table. she answered, the police know. they've had many calls. give a sign of life every five minutes. julie, we are in fear of our lives. mother, i understand. stay hidden. as minutes dragged by, as the killer shot the teenagers one by one, julie texted again. i love you, even if i still misbehave from time to time. mother, i know that, my darling. we love you very much. that went on for an hour.
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julie survived unharmed. it's impossible, natalie, to imagine the anguish in over 600 homes and the number of people on the island and the homes in the relatives as the news raised across the nation left mourning people. at least now it's all over. >> still so much heartbreak there in oslo. thanks so much, martin fletcher. today house speaker john boehner is hoping to round up more support for his debt ceiling plan. the vote is planned for tomorrow. senate democrats meantime have their own plan and are predicting boehner's proposal will, quote, be dead on arrival if it makes it out of the house. congressman was arrested tuesday outside the white house protesting u.s. i'm grags policies. he's since been released. oregon democrat david wu said he will resign from the house as soon as the vote on the debt ceiling is done. wu is facing allegations of sexual misconduct. the state department is telling americans to be vigilant overseas, citing a greater attempt of anti-american
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violence in the wake of the death of osama bin laden. there's a really big show off the coast of colombia. annual migration of humpback whales. sightseers have taken to boats to see the whales and their babies up close and personal. the area is said to be one of the most important whale breeding sites in the world. that is spectacular. i would do anything to be there for that. six minutes past the hour now. isn't that amazing, al? >> absolutely. so cool. let's check it out. we've got more strong storms today from rapid city, appleton, wisconsin. a fewto ssrm could develop. showers and thunderstorms moving across southern minnesota and into wisconsin and on north of chicago. looking at anywhere from one to four inches of rain over the next 24 hours. we've got clouds in the pacific northwest. 7 3 in los angeles. more rain through the gulf coast. the heat continues in texas the last night dallas set an all-time high record overnight low.
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it only got down to 86 degrees. today will be the 26th day in a row of 100 plus readings in dallas. that's what's go our neck of the woods is seeing the sin shine a little bit earlier. as a result, it will be warmer this afternoon. taking a live look at downtown san jose. mountains in the distance and looking nice and clear out there. 86 degrees in fremont and 89 in san jose. mostly clear conditions throughout the day. still waiting on that cloud deck to break apart over the city of san francisco but it will break apart earlier than it did yesterday. maybe by 10:30. that's what my forecast calls for. 88 degrees in los gatos. up to 96 on saturday. time for "today's" money 911. our experts hear your questions, from credit cards to the benefit of canceling mutual funds. jean chatzky is author of "money
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911 "and sharon epperson is a contributor. good morning, everybody. >> good morning, al. >> we're keeping current. we're going to go to our first question on twitter. 140, this is from ashley. she writes, i'm in my 20s. is a money market or mutual fund the best way to save for my future? how flexible are they? >> well, the answer is, well, actually they have different purposes. you want a money market for your short-term savings, that's your emergency cushion, and you need to be very flexible liquid because if you have an emergency you've got to get that money out. mutual funds are for your long-term future because there's more risk involved in them and you want to hold them in retirement accounts like 401(k) particularly if there are matching dollars available or a roth ira which, again, offers some more flexibility, especially for young people because you can get the contributions out if you need
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them, not that we want you to do that because you hear us all the time don't take money out of your retirement account. >> this is in skype, this is natasha. good morning, what's your question? >> my question is, i'm a student, college student, and i want to start building my credit score. every credit card that i've applied to so far denied my application because of my lack of credit score. what kind of credit card should i be looking for to hemi credit? >> how old are you? >> i'm 21. >> well, if you apply for the card before your 21st birthday under the card act they're not going to give you this credit card unless you have a co-signer. that's probably part of the problem. have you applied for a card since you've been 21? >> yep. >> unfortunately that may be due to lack of credit history that you have. what you need to do is some of the students cards haven't worked for you is to try to get secured credit card. get a card that oh we oh unlike a traditional card will have you
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put down a cash deposit $200 or $500, that's collateral in case you don't pay your bill on time and that's also going to be your credit limit. go to bankrate.com. they have a ton of credit cards to choose from. make sure you get one that has no application fee, no annual fee, and they should all report to all three of the three credit bureaus so you can start to build your credit history. these credit cards can have a 17% interest rate, so it's very important that you don't carry a balance on these cards. you need to pay the balance in full each month and you will be on your way to start building your credit history. >> good luck, natasha. thank you. let's go to the phone. teresa from florida on the line. good morning, teresa. >> good morning. >> what's your question? >> i'm going to become a great grandparent in october. i would like to give a $500 savings bond for the baby. is that a good idea or should i get a cd instead?
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>> alexa, what do you think? >> congratulations on your baby. the answer depends on your investment horizon. both cds and savings bonds have early penalties. a savings bonds you own them one year before you redeem. so this is a brand new baby i'm going to assume that you have a very long-term investment horizon. with that what i recommend that you do is open a savings bond. what you're going to do then is know that it's exempt from local and state taxes. if you also use that savings bond for something like higher education for that new baby, could be opt from taxes. good luck and congrats. >> i mean, if i had a grade grandmother for my kids i would say please put this money in a college savings plan for them and that is something that will be a legacy for help for a very long time. >> let's go to pittsburgh. michelle is on skype. michelle, good morning. >> good morning. >> and that's your question for your crowd? >> i've been trying to find some information on a business
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program for student loans but it looks as if there's none for graduates. i earned my masters degree in 1999 and have $83,000 in owns. the loans were consolidated at 7.5%. since graduating i've worked with an occupational therapist in a non-profit facility with children with multiple disabilities disabilities. this is my dream job and i would like to remain there until i retire but i'm definitely not there for the money. is there anyone else in the program like me? >> very well may be. the confusion is that these programs are not or recent grads but only went into effect in october 2007. so only payments after them were eligible. call the lender, ask about whether you could stay in a plan like that. you have to make ten years worth of payments in order to be forgiven. the other thing to look into is income-based repayment because in a job like this where you don't make a ton of money they cap your payments back at 10% of
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your salary every year. it's a good way to go. >> all right, michelle, good luck. thanks for doing such great work. thanks so much for joining us. sharon is going to be answering more questions in a live web chat at 9:30 eastern on today.com. coming up next, getting answers for the health questions that you might be too embarrassed to ask your doctor about. later on, younger looking skin to whiter teeth. beauty products that actually do what they claim. but first, these mess ♪ ♪ think of what you want to see ♪ ♪ look around, it's happening ♪ oh, yeah ♪ imagine that ♪ imagine sunshine always shining ♪ ♪ ♪ imagine blue sky just for you ♪ ♪ imagine that, imagine that ♪ imagine this, imagine that ♪ imagine that
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concerns, from excessive sweating to excessive hair growth. it could help you detect an important medical issue. board certified internist is a contributor to "women's health." good morning. let's make a pitch to everyone out there, if you have an embarrassing problem, don't be shy. you've seen it all, right? >> we have. we have heard everything, so please ask us if something is concerning you. >> our first embarrassing issue a lot of people struggle with, excessive sweating. why do some women start sweating profu profusely? >> when you excessively sweat, it's from an overactive temperature regulation system. it's called hyper hydrosis. affects about 3% of the population. typically what you see is very wet palms, soles and armpits. it can be embarrassing for people. imagine if you shake someone's hand and it slides off. or you're public speaking and your armpits are wet. >> not to mention the
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dry-cleaning bills. >> right. >> you say that botox can help some people with this? >> it can help. what botox does is relaxing the center muscle of the sweat glands. it's very helpful in the armpits. i do it on my patients in the practice. it keeps your armpits completely dry for up to a year. you can have prescription antiperspirants and there's a device that works well. >> all right. incontinence, also a concern. younger readers, why would women be suffering incontinence at a younger age? >> surprising. most people associate i'd with the elderly but younger women who have given birth vaginally suffer this because the pelvic floor muscles sort of expand and relax. and then the bladder falls and you can have leakage when you're coughing or jogging or sneezing. >> you recommend kegal exercises. >> keep in mind, one in five women don't do them correctly.
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learn how to do them properly. >> you can talk to your doctor about that. we won't get into the details there. hair growing excessively on the body in unusual places. what is the deal there? >> first off, if you notice you have excessive hair growth, look at your mom and your grandmother. if they have it as well, it's probably genetic and nothing to worry about. if you have new onset of hair growth or your family doesn't have excessive hair it could be a hormonal i'm balance. the most common one is associated with acne and menstrual irregularities. also, the adrenal gland, the ovaries and overproduction of koe cortisol can do it. >> all right. next one on the list, drooling. i happen to know a lot of nice people who occasionally drool when they sleep. why do people drool and what can you do to stop it? >> when you sleep your muscles relax, your mouth falls open.
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if you lie on the side, it will leak out. we mate a liter of saliva a day. it's a lot. also, if you have sinus problems or algas and you tend to mouth breathe it is more likely to happen to you. sleep on your back. >> simple solution. bad breath. sometimes this is a symptom of a more serious issue. >> it can be. and one that's most concerning is called gingivitis, which is gum disease. floss really well. get into the crevices every day. the tongue can harbor bacteria in the back. so when you brush your teeth, be sure to scrape the back of that tongue as well. >> okay. our last on the list is, a lot of people have joint noises. so they're out, they're exercises and their joints are making all kinds of creeky noises. >> that popcorn sound is when the joint surfaces are irregular and they rub on each other. it's typically from an injury or arthritis. if you have that, see your
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doctor. >> another quick fixes with that? you just want to see the doctor? >> yes. correct. >> all right. the bottom line is, you shouldn't be embarrassed because lots of people might be suffering right along with you. >> that's right. >> thank you so much. and coming up, exactly one year ago until the 2012 olympic games. we're going to go live to london. but first, these messages. there's stuff around your house. but we don't make stuff. we make ovens. dual fuel double ovens. and they bake so evenly, so perfectly, that now, delicious is something you can depend on. we only make things for one room. the best room. your kitchen. we're devoted to it, delighted by it, and you can feel it in everything we make. nobody knows the kitchen like kitchenaid. oh, we call it the bundler. let's say you need home and auto insurance.
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coming up, beauty products that do what they say. >> that's right. and one year to go before the summer olympics. we'll talk to medalists going for gold in london. but first, the news and weather. hey parents, it's going to be a big school year.
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may have sparked that blaze that burned for hours tuesday afternoon. take a look at that thick, black spoke that spewed from the fraktly as far as 45 miles away. no one was injured in that fire but air quality experts and environmental lifts are in the area investigating what, if any, toxic problems may come up because of all of the plastic buing. voluntary evacuation orders have been lifted. 9:27 right now. we'll be right back.
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good morning to you. we still have the low cloud cover hanging out at the coast and pushing inland towards oakland. you can see where the sun is now out, warming up to 69 degrees already in the sunnyvale. 57, meanwhile, in san francisco. near 56 degrees in oakland with a solid bank of clouds overhead. so watch out for that. especially if you're going to hit the highway over local bridges this morning. still socked in. by noon, 74 degrees.
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a mix of sun and clouds. by 4:00 p.m., the sun comes out completely. elsewhere, a little warmer. upper 80s forecasted in places like livermore and concord. we continue to warm up all the way through the weekend. let's check the traffic. south bay much better, northbound 101 and 280. getting into the area, southbound 880 and 237 jammed through milpitas and coming through fremont. it's moved south. lucky us in the south bay. union city, slow in the southbound direction for 880 and northbound jams up around the coliseum. still showing backup. all accidents have been cleared from the nimitz freeway. laura, back to you. thank you for joining us. check out nbc bay area morning news on facebook. another local update at 9:55.
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♪ journey, the band, been together more than 30 years. the music, the legend, they will be here to perform this friday on "today" doing long distance dedications. next friday it's maroon 5, kicking off your weekend here in rockefeller plaza. and then friday, august 12th, get your boots on, your cowboy hat, because we've got country
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star the zac brown band. we have something for everybody here on "today." >> but back to journey for a minute because we love journey. you can vote for one of the songs that journey plays on friday. so text 1 for "separate ways." text 2 for the love ballad al loves to listen to, "faithfully." >> that's right. >> and text 3 for my favorite song "lights." and remember, message and data rates may apply. >> they are definitely playing "don't stop believing." >> they have to. they're legally required to. >> of course. >> it's their 30th anniversary. >> yes. >> okay. also i want to let you know you can vote on our website on today.com on the song. voting ends today at noon. be sure to logon right now because it's your last chance. meanwhile, coming up in this half hour, i know that we all load up on the beauty products. we all -- savannah and i. and, you know, a lot of times you see those claims and you're never sure what really is going to work or not.
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but from clearing up your complexion to getting rid of dark circles or having firmer looking skin, we're going to show you some great products. they don't cost a lot, but they're worth every penny. and according to clinical trials they do work. >> i need to bring my tote bag and get them right off the counter and take them on home. >> you'll have to fight me for them. >> we're going to show you some great cuban cooking, grilled pork. wow. that's kind of -- like "psycho." >> tenderingizing, al. tenderizing. >> we're going to show you how to make your own latin style barbecue. >> this is why i'm afraid to cook. >> and we'll also head to london. it's one year from today that we will all be in london for the 2012 olympic games. we're going to get a preview. >> al has a check of the weather for us. >> that's right. beautiful weather in the northeast. strong storms in minnesota, wisconsin, through nebraska. partly cloudy skies in the
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pacific northwest. the heat continues through the southwest, some monsoonal moisture sets in tomorrow with a risk of strong storms from the dakotas back into parts of northwestern ohio. the heat returns from the mid atlantic states and on into texas with showers along the gulf coast as well. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your n to see , we're ablecc1: parts of our neck of the woods when it comes to the city of san francisco. starting to see that cloud deck break apart. you can see the blue at the top of your screen. that's a good sign. we'll break out early by noon today. a mix of sun and clouds. 68 degrees. a gorgeous day in the city of san francisco. elsewhere, temperatures will be warmer. 74 is the high for san fran. later on today, other cities will be in the upper 80s. they are back. 88 degrees as we head through livermore this afternoon. >> and that's your latest weather. we kicked off our countdown
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to the 2012 olympic games, summer olympic games, exactly one year from today. the opening ceremony in london will get under way. nbc's peter alexander is checking it out and how they're getting prepared there. hey, peter. >> reporter: hey, natalie, good morning to you. hat tip, of course, one of your favorite bands, the clash. london is definitely calling these days just a year out. the countdown officially under way. the folks here say, as they like to say, they are bang-on schedule when it comes to the instruction of the olympic stadium behind us is complete. what is going to make these games remarkable, iconic landmarks and world class sports centers. take a look. among the heavily anticipated venues will be the royal horse guard parade, that very spot where billions of people watched william and kate ride home on their wedding day will be hosting beach volleyball next summer. they're preparing these days for a test event. more than 4,000 tons of sand arriving just in time of what's
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being touted as the game's crown jewel on the queen's doorstep. as we spoke about those famous sports is settings, among them wimbledon, home of tennis, and wembley stadium that will be hosting the soccer. also today for the first time, they are unveiling the aquatic ent is center. we got our first look inside. $440 billion to build this where swimming sensation michael phelps will return a year from now, hoping to add to his eight gold medals in beijing just three years ago. we also had a chance to go a short distance outside of central london to the white water venue, the americans joined us there as american invasion is now under way. all of them, natalie, getting ready for the olympics to start one year from now. london, the first city ever to host three olympic games. >> i am so excited, peter alexander. we cannot even begin to tell you. we're glad you got to enjoy yourself there getting ready for it as well. >> peter got the best gig. >> absolutely. >> we're very thrilled to have a
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couple of olympic hopefuls here to stop by. the beijing games in 2008. henry won the gold medal for wrestling and then we have brian clay who captured gold in the decathlon. we're honored to have this medal on. you guys are going to work at repeating this in 2012? >> yes. that's the plan. we'll see what happens. >> absolutely. >> what are you doing to prepare? >> right now we're a year out, of course, that's kind of what we're here celebrating, some of our sponsors. but it's going to start gearing up here and getting kind of crazy and stressful and fun and all that good stuff. training, getting -- time to sharpen up. >> counting on you guys for a repeat medal performance, right? brian, you have a silver and a gold. >> yeah. if i win one more, i will be the first decathlete to ever win three medals at three olympic games. that's a huge goal for me in
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2012. >> that's incredible. >> tell us about britain, this program being sponsored by team usa. >> it's a program that we're actually got to hang out in london to scout and get people involved in what's going on and promote the olympic games. you should visit the website to see more. get a chance to go to london and see it. >> when do you head out to london? >> september -- >> i go september. i think he goes to september. i'm going to scotland. got to wear a kilt and all that. >> wow. >> i'm sure you will look very good. >> thank you. >> all right. thank you so much. and coming up, beauty products that actually work. that's right after this.
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beauty, products that actually work without a big price tag. lots of products claim to banish cellulite and make you look younger but more often than not they don't deliver the results they promise. the senior editor at "shape" magazine has a few beauty products that pass the test. good morning. i should make it clear the statistics you're going to hear comes from the company's individual clinical trials on their products. right? >> yes. >> they do actually work and they're worth it? >> yeah. tested all of these products and they're wonderful because they're all under $60. >> that's even better. we like the price tag. a few products here that have really impressive clinical trials, starting with jergen's. this is for cellulite reduction? >> yes. >> the appearance of it. >> a lot of women struggle with cellulite. there's no magic bullet to ge get rid of it but this has proven to reduce the appearance of cellulite in two weeks. the key agreedens are collagen,
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elast tin, and ginseng. >> it's worth it. and for dark circles under the eye, the miracle product here. >> this is -- >> i'm going to put this on. >> it's wonderful when you have dark circles and you're tired and traveling. the key component here is the collagen. it's going to really brighten. and we know that delicate skin around your eyes. and studies have shown they will improve your pigmentation by 239%. >> really? wow. >> really significant. plus, hydration improves by 62%. >> do you see a difference already? >> okay. give it some time. the sizit zapper for zits. >> this is my personal favorite for me and people at "shape." even for adults, this is cute. it's very portable and small. it has blue light technology. the blue light actually kills the bacteria that's causing the pimple. >> how long does it take?
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>> 24 hours really to reduce the pimple. >> but it's only a minute that you're holding it to your face so the blue light gets in there. >> yes. it vibrates to open up the pores so the bacteria will not get back in there. >> nail salons, they talk about nail polishes who can help your nails grow or be stronger. with thun, clinical trials show they work. >> yes. the trials show when you use this product from sally hansen, 59% chance of getting longer nails. they're going to grow that much. and i love to put this on my cuticles right before bed. it's a nice little ritual. it moisturizes your cuticles and makes your nail stronger because of the peptide and amino acids. >> lancome has put a lot of money and research into this product as well. >> lancome is a brand that we trust and i've used it for years. my mom used it as well. they really, what they did is they actually studied youthful skin to see what was making it look so great, what proteins it
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had. so this actually has those proteins and helps stimulate that growth in everyone else's skin. even days, more luminesce skin and better texture. >> a lot of people heard of these prescription but this is not. >> this is not prescription and it fits in our budget. we're under $60. >> rapidlash. you just put this on at night. a lot fuller and stronger in four to six weeks. >> if you want nice white teeth, a lot of people pay a lot to go to their dentist to have their teeth whitening, but you can do this at home with the crest strips. >> i've been using crest strips for years. now the technology is even better. the whitening ingredient is a lock thicker. plus, sometimes the strips tend to fall off. these really stick on. they're going to see improvements after two hours. you just do this once every
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three months. amazing results. >> that's grate. all right. some incredible products. thanks so much. >> thank you. >> i can't wait to try them all out. a new and improved natalie coming up in three to four weeks. coming up next in "today's" kitchen, pulled pork and grilled plantain, some of my favorite. we're having a cuban cookout. but first, these messages. ♪ [ gertrude ] you do look good. [ maude ] well...if you insist. [ norma ] how can i say "no" to you?
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this morning in "today"'s kitchen, what's for dinner? latin style barbecue. >> a combination of spanish, african, and caribbean flavors, so you know it's delicious. >> it's my favorite. the author of "latin grilling, recipes to share." good morning. >> good morning. thank you for having me. >> it smells great in here. we're going to do cuban style pork, right? >> yes. >> marinade. >> and even the foods and flavors that i grew up with, so i'm going to share with you a little bit of the smells in my house. the recipes do come from my latest cookbook, "latin grilling." what i did was i took recipes
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from over latin america and organized by country or region to give the reader a good appreciation of all the flavors that can coexist. >> the marinade has to be the key to the cuban flavor. >> if you wanted a snapshot of cuban flavor, it's here. orange. not an eating orange because it's too tart. that has a lot of flavor. we're going to be combining orange juice and lime juice. i'm going to have you do that. >> okay. >> i put the orange juice in here. >> that will be great. garlic. >> oh, my gosh. >> garlic. >> marinade. >> put in the garlic. cumin, oregano and pork.
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>> when we put the marinade, it's going to infuse into the meat. >> do i do that now? >> pour that in there. >> watch out, al. >> we're going to testify it inially -- pour the entire thing in. you would let this marinade overnight. you would put the onion right on top as well. you would let this sit overnight in the refrigerator. and then we will now grill it. >> al, take it from here. >> do you want to do this? >> yes. >> put it on the grill pan. >> how much does that weigh? >> a little grill, right? >> we do this on a grill pan indoors and finish it up in the oven. if you're outside on the barbecue, enclose the lid and create an oven environment. >> grill it first? >> yeah. lower the heat and enclose it. this is about eight pounds, so you are maybe -- maybe 3 1/2 hours, turning it over every three minutes. >> how do you make sure the marinade stays? >> that's the next step.
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we're going to take all of this and pour it into our pan. we're going to boil it foror abt three minutes or so. we're going to add the onions to that as well. throw the onions in the pan. >> right now? >> yeah. >> okay. >> you can smell all this garlic, the onions. >> while that's cooking we're going to oh. >> now the plantains. let that boil for three minutes or so. i make these. >> how do you know when they're the perfect ripeness? >> these are all of the three families. the three stages. these are the most starchy. the speckled are good for boiling and smashing. you can use this almost like a mashed potato. and these are perfect for grilling, you want them black. >> perfect sweetness. >> you just slice them? >> yes. try that. >> all of the way down. >> we're going to cook them in the skin. what you're going to do is cook them inside down and flip these over. >> you put a glaze, right? >> put the glaze after you flip. first put it down flat.
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once they took for 15 minutes you're going to flip it over, glaze it, and cook it another 15 minutes. this glaze is brown sugar, butter, and cherry vinegar. a perfect sweetener. >> once you're done with that and you've got your stuff on the grill -- >> you're going to shred it. we love to shred or slice. whatever you prefer. what i always do is when i make something -- i make this and put them aside because then we make cuban sandwiches. >> the best ever. >> a cuban menu wouldn't be complete without rice and beans. so we have the rice and beans, the plantains. i'll give you some. >> and dessert? >> dessert is going to be a rum cake which i made in the style of a mojito cake because it has rum, lime, and mint. >> excellent. >> this is delicious. reminder, these recipes are on today.com. you may need this. we'll be back in a moment.
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coming up, denise richards is back. >> plus, "amaner sic idoinl"ne r an . rjo erftr a yousplocal news and weather. y
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good morning. it's 9:56. two months and still no closure
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or comfort struggling with the disappearance of their daughter. family and friends of michelle le will encourage people to come forward with information. the 26-year-old nursing student disappeared during a shift at kaiser hospital in late may. they are hopeful that she will be found alive even though police are investigating the case as a homicide. there is a $100,000 reward being offered in that case. new revelations about the contents of a safe deposit box owned by accused serial killer joseph naso. prosecutors say that he owns two safe deposit boxes and one news clippings about the four women he's accused of killing. the public will foot the bill if he doesn't have enough money to represent him. he's accused of killing four women in the 1970s and 1990s. 9:57 right now.
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let's get a look at the forecast with christina loren. >> good morning to you. 64 degrees in livermore. still chilly, though, right at the coast. things are going to warm up in this area, probably about 10:30, 11:00 a.m., we expect the fog bank to shine through. for today, we continue to warm up as we head into the weekend. saturday, the warmer of the two weekend days. mike is watching a serious crash in the tri-valley area. >> we talked about more motorcyclists getting on the roadway. three lanes are currently blocked. a sigalert was called. i don't have a status on the driver but we don't like it when anyone is involved in an accident. slow southbound 880 and northbound past the coliseum is still slow. laura, back to you.
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>> thank you, mike. check out nbc bay area morning news on facebook. another update in half an hour. see you then.
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captions paid for by nbc-universal television from nbc news this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. we made it all of the way to wines day wednesday, everybody. it's july 27th. i want to welcome back miss hoda lee. >> for wines day. >> this is expensive wine, i'm hearing. >> we were going to tell you about it at the end, but let's tell you right now. it's in the marone val ney france. >> of course, it is. [ speaking french ]
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>> here's the the best part. >> under $10. >> it's made from white ganache grapes. $10. >> that's amazing. >> by the way, you were in nashville. >> i was in nashville. we were shooting a music video because i was so excited. can you imagine being in a music video. >> you, of course, starred in your own music video. >> people didn't buy the record, but it was fun. >> were you rocking out? do we get to see a picture of you. >> i don't sing and i don't dance, but here's the thing -- hold on. this is a song martina mcbride wrote, if you are a cancer survivor or know a cancer survivor, trust me, this song will be your anthem. i heard it for the first time. >> "i'm going to love you through it". ♪ ♪ you let go, i'll hold on ♪ when you need to cry, i'll dry
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your eyes ♪ ♪ when you're lost, when you can't take one more step ♪ ♪ take my hand, together we can do it ♪ ♪ i'll love you through it >> martina mcbride. it was 115 degrees. >> there's martina and she -- so this video is coming out the end of august and we can't really reveal all of the details of the secret tape. it's apparently a secret, but anyway, it was fun. i'm not complaining. >> quite the story. you know who is complaining? >> who. >> i think our isaiah mustafa was probably very upset. have you guys heard about this? >> fabio goes mano a mano with isaiah mustafa. >> isaiah mustafa does the old spice commercials. look at me, look at him. >> back to me. look who is trying to steal his
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limelight. >> get in there. >> look at me and the old spice guy fabio. blah, blah, blah, look at that, mine is a horse, old spice. the old spice guy was no good. dumb, fabio give you pearls all of the time. blow wind. fabio challenges you, old spice guy, 9:00 a.m. tomorrow, internet. >> that was cute. >> old, old spice guy. >> that was cute. >> fabio is quite a bit older than isaiah is, but it's funny. >> very cute. it grabs everybody's attention. they just got a whole lot of free air time on the "today" show. if you are a zumba fans. people are dropping tons of weight. >> because they're having fun.
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>> well, we're going do a huge zumba class on our plaza next wednesday. next wednesday, our entire hour are devoted to all things latina. >> this guy named betto is the creator of zumba, he is a cult figure and he'll give a class. >> they shake it until they sweat it off -- >> they shake it until it flies off, huh? the pounds. >> no it's going to be great. >> it will be good. go to klghoda.com. we'll have to do it early because we're not allowed to be outside during our hour. it's too loud for the people working. >> right. >> right? >> you got in late last night and there's a new study out that says if your memory is suffering and you don't seem to be -- you can't even remember what i'm talking about right now. >> let me complain for one-tenth of a second and i won't complain anymore. our flight was late, fine. we landed after midnight, 12:15.
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car service came, guy got lost. and i wouldn't complain about the car service. in new york, no one has cars and you have to rely on someone. we tried the gps and we can't find it and then we get pulled over by a cop and i get home at 2:30 in the morning. >> ♪ memories . when sleep is interrupted your memory suffers. who ends up with a full eight hours? >> you don't sleep ever and you have a good memory. >> i have not slept one night through since i was pregnant with cody 22 years ago. i have not slept one night through, and i remember -- >> we were watching "up in the air" yesterday, you know with george clooney and i go cass, who is that? it's ana kendrick. >> why would i know ana kendrick? because i don't sleep. i got nothing to do, but think about stuff all night long. >> when supermodels say, when
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people ask them, why do you look like that? i sleep for ten hours. >> i go to patricia wexler. god bless patricia wexler! there is a mother-daughter team that has won the lottery three times. three times in 20 years. what are the chances of that? >> i don't know, in 1991 they won $15.1 million in the new york lotto. that time the family was in debt, the father's job was cut by half. >> guess what? mom wins again. >> 160k in the carolina cash 5 game. >> and now the daughter won $100,000 playing an instant scratchoff game. >> that's unbelievable. >> she said she's going to use that money to pay off her student longers but what about the 15 million? where is that? >> i don't know, but i think they should invest it in theater. >> i wonder why? >> theater is really only for people that can afford a lot of
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risk. >> why not talk about theater? >> let's do that for a moment because today is the official day that ticket goes on sale for the public for "saving amy," the musical that i've been writing forever, since the dawn of time with david freedman and david pomerance and they announced it last night. there were a bunch of google alerts because they announced that ticket goes on sale today at fifthavenue.org or 888-fifth-4tix. >> the tickets are 20 bucks. the previews will be from september 30th to october 19th. opening night is october 20th. it's a thursday, so we have heard from sources that we are going to take our show to seattle to do it live. >> two shows! two shows! >> it will be cool. >> i love you jim bill. i am so excited any yd you, too
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little miss tammy. that means a bunch of my peeps can go. two-time nominee, carol incarmelo is so brilliant. judyk that was nominated four times, she's nominated, ross ryan who place mama morton over in "chicago." >> it's a home run cast. >> please come and see us. i'll be in seattle a lot. i'll try to go back and forth, but, anyway, come out and see us. >> we want to say thank you to the folks at state farm because they put out these surveys and we like them. >> what would we do without them ♪ state farm is there ♪ ♪ >> and the neighbors, and the things that annoys us the most. >> like a good neighbor. >> sometimes the neighbors aren't good. >> and yet we're supposed to love them as we love ourselves. >> they say -- what do they say? we don't like noise or graphic --
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>> i think one thing is the noise, isn't it? >> i think so. number three is a mess -- that they don't keep up their property, piled up in their front yard. >> we love to hear from you all at home. i think the biggest pet peeve is out of control pets or kids. >> and the noise. i take our dogs out every morning at 5:00. >> you do? >> they're usually great and they love to snuggle with me if i'm reading, but if they see a deer or a rabbit. how do you tell a dog don't bark? you know? >> should we say hi to donna. donna is one of our interns and she's just visiting. >> we have a fan out there jill, that had her knee cut. hey, joann hope you're doing well. >> we have a couple of fan questions. >> pamela wants to know what regular exercise do you do to maintain such good figures.
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>> hoda works like a maniac. >> really don't. >> i was running like a loser. that was -- i do 30 minutes every day. i do the same kind of thing. >> right. >> i don't even know what i'm doing in there. today i literally, i gapped with this guy who is a friend of mine and i was, like, that's a wrap. time to go home. i do a little stairmaster, i think. >> i am g back to the good old standby, the treadmill. i did pilates for a long time and back to the treadmill because i sweat and then the paramount gym thing for the arms. you know who is always in great shape? >> denise richards. >> she's got a new book out, a new memoir and she wants everyone to know she's the reaeo girl next door. >> but first, these messages. special k protein shakes -- ♪ a truly great-tasting breakfast shake.
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we'll talk to denise richard in just a moment, but first, a quick look back. >> denise richards was only in her early 20s when she was cast in her first hollywood blockbuster. it didn't take long until a racy role in "wild things" and the coveted status of the bond girl in 1999. >> dr. jones, and don't make any jokes. i've heard them all. >> richards became a major hollywood sex symbol. two years later she took on another role which would keep her in the headlines. mrs. charlie sheen. richards and sheen went on to have two children. and one of the nastiest divorces in hollywood history which was finally resolved in 2006. this year sheen's erratic behavior shined a new spotlight on their relationship. >> defeat is not an option. you picked a fight with a
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warlock. >> for now, she and her ex-husband are in a good place and she's ready to move forward. >> and denise richards is here to talk about her new memoir. it is called "the real girl next door." >> great to see you again, denise. >> 2006. >> it seems forever ago. >> we've been divorced over six years. >> when we were watching it on tv, it was shocking to us and probably more so to you, but when you saw him on tv saying winning and all of that stuff. what was going through your head about your ex? >> it was worried, and it made me sad to see him, and protecting our girls from the media that went around that. >> you decided you wanted to talk to the girls about what he was going through. >> a lot of book about addiction. >> i didn't talk about -- they didn't see any of his interviews and they didn't know about all of that stuff and the warlock and the goddesses or any of that, so they weren't aware of
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that, but i did talk to them about addiction because i was just lying so much to the girls and making excuses and covering things up, so i didn't want them to feel that it was them, whatever was going through their head that they were making of it. >> kids don't understand anything, but they certainly get a vibe. other kids say things and families talk to their children. so were they hearing things from their friends? >> they heard bits and pieces. i just felt that it was time to have a conversation about drugs and alcohol a little bit earlier than i had planned, but it was what it was, and i had a wonderful book that helps children, and diagrams written as if a child wrote them and i know they comprehend some of it. >> in the book you talk that charlie now is the man you divorced, not the man you married and you painted such an incredible picture of what he was like and i thought i would have fallen in love, too. you talked about his past and
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there were danger signs there. i wasn't very educated and i didn't know addiction and i didn't judge people and his past was his past. i met the person they met at that time and that's the man that i fell in love with. >> when you talk about your marriage falling apart and for all of us who have failed marriages, and kathie lee and i -- >> all three of us. hello? >> there was a moment and you say i knew. you don't put your finger on that moment in the book. why not? >> didn't want to be disrespectful to our marriage and charlie at that -- you know, the actual details of why it fell apart are private between us, but what i wanted to write about is we all went through divorce and the feelings that you go through and that's what women and the men relate to being guilty and sad and angry and all of that. so that's what i wanted to be open and honest about in writing. >> especially when there are children involved. >> we were talking about this. why weren't you more forthcoming because people will buy the book
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because they want the juicy stuff. as a mother myself i would be protective of my children's father. i think that's a huge issue. >> even if we didn't have kids i didn't want to do something salacious and throw him under the bus and disrespect what we did have at that time, but i wanted to share. i went through such a difficult time and got on the other side, aside from my divorce i lost my mom who was my best friend. i couldn't get a job because of all of the negativity and i went through a lot at once. >> a lot of people thought i was a homewrecker because of richie sambora. >> yeah, they thought was a homewrecker and it was difficult and i hit rock bottom. >> when did you decide to write this book? was this in the works. >> no, this was in the works probably a year before. i was almost finished during the meltdown. >> i actually did add some things because i knew that people were going to ask me, and i wanted to address it how i
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felt during that. >> your life has a new chapter. a little girl named eloise who you adopted in june, right? >> tell us about her. >> she's here in new york. >> she's here with me in new york. as are the girls and she's a wonderful blessing to our family and i've always wanted to have more children and made the decision to do it on my own. >> did you want another little girl and you talked about how you only knew girls. >> i love girls and i didn't specify a gender and in the back of our minds is was it was a little girl because everything was pink in our home. how is charlie? >> we're in a good stretch. things are great and when it's great we do talk every day and it's up and down. >> you're still a little in love with him still? >> i care for his health and he is their dad. i have such an amazing
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relationship with my father so that's why it's important for me to -- i'm not in love with -- >> the craziness. >> no, but i want him to be a good father for the kids. it helps everyone. >> we respect that very much. >> good luck with the book. >> thank you. >> i hope you'll be able to come back some time soon and talk about a project, wouldn't that be nice. >> yes. >> up next, funny photos that will have you saying what the what? and charlie sheen is not in them. right after this. when you neea lift, just sing a song ♪ ♪ and have a good daisy ♪ have a good daisy with a natural treat ♪ ♪ have a good daisy, healthy foods to eat ♪ ♪ when you want some joy, dance to the beat ♪ ♪ and have a good daisy [ female announcer ] enjoy the fresh, 100% natural choice in cottage cheese. ♪ have a good daisy ♪ have a good daisy
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we are back with one of our favorite segments. we call it "what the what." if you need a good laugh, look no further, miss sarah is here with the photos that will have you giggling like a school girl. >> it's the klg and hoda aisle of the supermarket. it's gol got your nutrients in your local chardonnay bottle. >> we did not suggest that at all. >> bad joke, bad joke, but it was mine. our next photoovers sent in by jessica in minnesota. i found this in sweden. they do things differently there. i was worried about pee, but i need to worry about poop. heads are going to roll on that one. every box. >> it's like what happened in the hudson river last week. >> patty from solana beach,
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california, sent thus this phot. i should get this for my front yard. >> is this a poopy theme? >> what are you doing, sarah? >> are you constipated? because there seems to be a theme. >> oh, my gosh. we have a photo from ellen from arkansas, but how? >> no exit, turn around here. >> there are so many things that are confused. >> do it, but don't. >> thanks, sweetie. >> we have so much going on. >> you know who's here? jordan sparks is in the house! >> we'll talk with her in a little bit and we'll play "who knew." new natureluxe mousse mascara! luxurious volume with a light-as-air feel. we took out a heavy synthetic and put in a light touch of beeswax. up with the volume, down with the weight.
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good morning to you. 10:26 right now. i'm laura garcia-cannon. a high-speed police chase with deadly consequences. it happened at 29th avenue, exit offer of 880 in oakland where a teenage driver was thrown from his car. the 19-year-old was driving erratically around 1:00 this morning. they tried to pull him over but he started pulling, blowing through spotlights. he got on to the freeway where he eventually crashed. he later died at the hospital. no word on why the driver was running from officers in the first place. a new marijuana bill is trying to blaze the bill that
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proposition 19 could not. the new measure would totally decriminalize marijuana sales, cultivation and distribution from people ages 21 and up. but advertising pot, except for medical use, would still be banned. the sponsors of the bill, including a former orange county superior judge, have until september 19th to put it to vote. proposition 19 supporters are not behind the bill but w prove own for the 2012 ballot. traffic and weather after this. [ male announcer ] if you're ready for more from your tv service
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welcome back. 10:28. temperatures climbing back into the 07s in some cities. fairfield is one of those. 69 in san mateo. still over the city of san francisco, fog. oakland, getting a break and 57 degree, sun is up and up to 77 later today. 86 for fremont. 89 in san jose and we continue to climb all the way through saturday. let's check the drive with mike. right now we have better news for the tri-valley. earlier sigalert has been cleared. the person was indeed taken from the scene and it sounds like traffic should flow better after the altamont pass. slow still southbound 880 coming out of union city. still have that jam up right
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around the san mateo bridge and 101. that's now. this evening it's going to be a big crowd because of the jason aldean concert. >> thank you, mike. for the latest updates, check out nbc breaya aay mornin news on facebook. see you tomorrow morning at 5:00 a.m. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> we are back on this wines day with more of "today" and it's time to play the "who knew" trivia game and this summer it's been hot, and we have trivia. kathie lee is across the street at the nbc experience store. they get her cd. any who, here with me is editor in chief of "men's health" magazine. i think you might stump them. i'm a little worried, dave. >>. >> i hope this young girl to minnesota does not know the answer to this. which poolside beverage causes
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the worst bloating, margarita, pina colada, long island iced tea or beer. >> can you read them again? >> can you read them again? >> no. a, b, c, or d. which one? >> a. >> good girl! you won it. >> all righty then. >> bad sign! margaret a full of salt, right? >> full of salt. it is liquid gummy bears. margaritaville better have extra wide seats because it is pure sugar. >> how many calories? >> 400, 500, it's in a goblet urgely. it will cause bloating. have a light beer or have your marg rate on the rocks and no salt on the rim. >> we hear you. >> back across to kath. oh, david sniechlt true or false, if water is stuck in your ear, standing on one foot and tilting your head will release it. >> false. >> false. >> all right! boy, you guys are on a roll
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today. >> so how do you get water out of your ear? >> you're exactly right. you will feel funny and you will look funny if you do that. the better thing to do is to tilt your head anding to you your ear so your ear canal is curved and it won't help unless you give it a little tug. >> and that will help? >> back across to kathie. >> they're from baltimore. true or false, your blood pressure is lower in the summertime. >> false. >> oh! see what happens when you cheat? here you go. >> she got a kathie lee cd. the correct answer is your blood pressure is lower in the summer? >> exactly true. let's move to cabo. studies show it's ten points lower because what happens is you're sweating a little bit more and that's releasing the sodium and you're in much better shape. so if you're going get an
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accurate reading maybe wait until it cools off a bit. >> okay, the fall. >> ladies of upstate new york. true or false, because of the temperature change going in and out of airconditioned buildings can make you sick. >> false. >> good going. >> so you can't get a cold from changing temperatures. but you feel chilled when that happens. >> cold doesn't give you cold any more than heat gives you the hots. it's usually like summer allergies. you're going from a clean environment to mother nature. >> it's an allergy thing. >> thank you for the information. let's go back to kathie. >> this lovely lady is from charlottesville, virginia. beautiful horse country. chlorine keeps pools germ-free. >> false. >> boy, you guys are smart today. >> everybody's smart. but it doesn't keep them germ-free. nothing keeps a pool germ-free. >> you what keeps your pool germ-free?
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>> what? >> draining it. all germa phones beware, we live in a world full of bacteria. it doesn't really matter. make sure you shower after you get out of the pool. >> we are doing a segment coming up germaphobes. >> you're from minnesota. what should you do to avoid seasickness? avoid eating all together, grab something sweet, eat a high-protein sflak or close your eyes and cry. >> eat a high-protein snack. >> why would protein help with that? >> because hunger makes you feel nauseous. or take a plane. what happens is when you start to get hungry, you feel nauseous. protein very quickly fills you up. >> okay. okay. >> so eat every two hours, some protein like a protein bar, get to the center of the boat where there's less motion and focus the horizon. >> great info. >> thank you.
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♪ have a good daisy ♪ have a good daisy ♪ ♪ ♪ and that's jordan sparks grooving up to "one, two, three" from miami sound machine. >> i like how she rocks it. >> at 17 she became the youngest person ever to win "american
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idol" and sparks has been burning bright ever since. >> she certainly has with hit songs like "tattoo" shows been on the billboard top 100 and she's here to fill us in on everything she's been up to. >> i love the title of this. look at this. "i am woman" as if there's any doubt when anybody looks at this. >> hi. >> thanks. thank you. >> working out and doing all sorts of stuff. >> you know, doing different things. hiking mountains. i live in arizona so mountains are in my backyard and i actually started doing zumba. >> next wednesday! >>. >> i was, like, they're here? i want to do it. >> it seems like forever, but at the same time it seems like yesterday and i think about it and almost five years and i'm, like -- >> hit after hit and you took time off to do broadway. >> i did. >> "in the heights."
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>> it's the right fit. think. >> you've been on tour with chris brown, alicia key, the backstreet boys. a ton of people, you've been very biz pep have you been enjoying that? >> it was a lot of fun and i did finish in july, but i'm like the energizer bunny and i keep going and going and going. it's just insane. >> now is your moment and make the most of it while it's here. >> you know, once i find what i'm looking for i'm really excited that i'm still luck they people still want to hear me sing, and i get to keep working and it's an amazing thing. i kind of have to stop and smell the rosees because it goes so fast. >> this song is called "i am woman." let's take a listen. ♪ >> ooh! ooh! ♪ ♪ >> i like that. yeah. yeah. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> what a fun song!
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>> yes. working out, like, that's kind of whole thing. >> oh, i love it. >> you've got to do a spin commercial because is the most gorgeous -- what are you using? >> i know you're 12, but still. >> i use kate somerville products. >> and i just got a facial, it's not this pretty all of the time. >> what about your love life? >> wings spread and having fun. like, yay! >> you've had fame for the last five years. you've not changed a bit because a lot of people we watch there's an evolution and they become certain people. >> they forget where they came from. >> what's the ticket? >> i have to attribute that to my family. they're not going to tell me something just because i want to hear it. my mom is, like, jordin, why are you being so stupid right now. >> hi, dad. i know you're watching. i love you. >> you don't need them to be
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your friends. you need them to be your parents. >> my brother, too. he's my backbone and i love him. >> tomorrow, we're doing a vh-1 save the music concert. i don't know where i'm performing at. it's a secret location and we won't announce it until tomorrow and it's a vh-of 1 save the music, to keep music in schools and not everyone can be an athlete or football player. >> they change kids' lives. >> can't wait to find out where. >> thank you so much. >> up next. ger hotrms make you squirm how germy hot spots, for you germaphobes is. ♪ hey, i just finished painting in the kitchen. why is he still here? i think we should keep it. it speaks to me. [ voice ] don't paint me. yeah...no. he's gotta go. [ male announcer ] for quick, easy coverage, get glidden brilliance 2n1 paint and primer.
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sweetie i think you need a little extra fiber in your diet. fiber makes me sad. oh common. i dare you to taste one hint of fiber in fiber one. oh, i'd be able to tell. why don't i just eat this bag? and how can you talk to me about fiber when you are eating a candybar. you enjoy that. i am. [ male announcer ] fiber beyond recognition. fiber one. ♪ ♪ ♪ and now on "today's health," are you a germaphobe? the centers for disease control estimate one in three people do not wash their hands before leaving the bathroom. >> nasty.
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should parentses let kids be kids. >> good to be here. >> some parents are hoverers. >> they are helicopter parents. >> too much, though. >> you have to let your kids go to the supermarket with you and play in the playground and swim in the public pool. >> however, you should be careful. >> absolutely. >> what is the worst,iciest part of the bathroom. >> anything inside the stall. anything immediately around the toilet. you want to watch out for the loshgs the door handle and whatever you push to flush and you want to teach your tiled, you're in there, and teach them to use a piece of tissue to touch that inside and paper towels are your friend. if they're in the restroom, tell your child to grab the paper towel before they start to wash your hand and so you don't clean the paper towel crank thing. >> and you say it's not the hands that are the problem. it's touching your face after. >> with kids it could be hard to
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get them to not touch their face. >> we were talking about the community pool. what's the issue there? >> never keep your child home from the pool. there is chlorine. there are high-powered filtration systems. you really don't need to worry. good coughing in the elbow. >> my daughter taught me that. my daughter teaches me. >> at the pool, the important thing is to teach your kid not to spit water. they often put the water in their mouth and spit. they think it's fun. there's a certain amount that will happen naturally, but not during play. >> and don't potty in the pool. it isn't nice. >> if you have a child who is toilet training, take them out at regular intervals whether they need to go or not. >> when kids play soccer. >> every mother likes when the kids line up and they high five. they just touched every hand on the team, and if it makes you more comfortable, stand at end of the line.
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the weird parent at the end squirting your kid. every time i would wall call your house, her mom would spray the phone with lysol every single time. >> i don't know, she was a little off. how about in your house? >> in your house especially if you have a sick child and you're worried about infecting others you want to use wipes to cover any surfaces like the edge of the crib, the door handle to the room. you can keep a bottle of hand sanitizer, the alcohol-based kind by the door so that as you exit the room you can squirt and don't take those germs out with you. look at what you've done to the shopping cart, too. >> look what you've done to it. this is a j.j. cool shopping cart cover and it's $30 and it's washable. >> people use these shopping cart covers and then they don't wash them. you have to remember to wash it. >> put that on when you take it
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and then wash it off. >> this one happens to work in the other germaphobe place cl is the restaurant high chair. >> my kid went through a gazillion binkies. cody did, cass didn't, but is there a five-second rule with binkies? >> actually, no. and don't put it in your own mouth and give it to the child because your mouth has bacteria in it. >> who is doing it? >> it's a common thing. >> moms pick it up and clean it with my filth filth y mouth! >> just rinsing it won't get germs off. >> the water alone, if you don't have soap will help some of those germs off. >> thank you, dana. >> i'm less filthy now. >> up next, tasty ways to bring leafy greens to your dinner table, but first this is "today" on flbs. nbc.
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we are back in "today's kitchen" and we're getting saucy with yummy new ways to eat leafy greens. >> and showing us his southern style is from alabama. how are you? >> it smells so good. so good. >> how can you go wrong with a little bit of bacon, garlic, onions. we'll use some of your favorite stuff. >> stuff i've never heard of before, too, as well. >> a lot of people, like you were mentioning before, throw away the greens and we'll use it in three dishers that great. a side dish. like i said, i put some bacon, onions, garl nick there. >> what are we making? what is that going to be? >> beer, bacon. >> we are in. >> we're totally in. >> we have the bacon and onions cooking. >> these are greens. >> you get them at the grocery store?
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>> you take them off of the top. >> so then if you want to throw some beer in there. >> how much, baby? >> how much do you want to drink? >> not much. >> that's good. that's good. oh, my goodness. that is a lot. >> of course, it is. >> you don't know who you're dealing with. >> a little bit of molasses. >> oh! that's interesting. sweeten it up. >> look at this. >> how long does it take the greens -- >> and then you have that. >> so you will cook this pretty rapidly, is this finished? >> would you like some? i'm just serving. >> do you eat it on top of anything, you can serve it with pork. taste it with the beer. it's wonderful. >> what is going on? >> it might burn your mouth. the next dish is grits. that's a southern staple. >> of course. >> these are real grits and not the instant grits. so we started it with onions and a little bit of corn and garlic. >> okay. >> add our grits in, okay? and then we'll add chicken
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stock. >> oh, and this is going to take a little while to cook. probably 30 minutes. so you want to cover it, cook it. >> what about this cream? >> that's going go in after. okay. >> so we're going to move back here. >> okay. and we've been cooking this one for about a half hour. >> that looks good. >> it's nice and creamy. so to finish this we'll add a little bit of cream cheese. >> oh, good grief. >> i like what i'm seeing. >> a little bit of parmesan. >> are you paula deen in drag? >> she throws in all of that stuff that tastes so good. >> this is the new one, this is called robby like the one that was over there. we trimmed the tops off and it has a cabbage smell if you want to see. >> what is it called again? >> colraabe. >> we stir it in and this takes about three minutes to melt. what we're doing is softening the greens and you can see it it right here on this dish.
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>> good. >> how we finished it, we're going with the warm and the cold. so we have all the water cress in the world down in huntsville. >> you do? >> so what we're doing. >> we took pomegranate juice, cooked it down to make a syrup. so we tossed it with a bit of a pomegranate syrup. >> we'll have to start tasting. we'll have to leave you, but we love you. >> this is grits and this is collared parmesan. >> wait, let's try. >> collared, rick on totta. >> we shouldn't throw out any greens, right? >> never. >> all of them are good. >> every green is good. >> that's perfect. >> thank you so much. >> tomorrow we'll have a co median, dominic cooper stop by. >> he's an actor. he's great. >> bye, everybody. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
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